Solar power is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint while becoming energy independent simultaneously. If you’ve already taken the leap into clean, green energy or plan to do so in the near future, performing routine maintenance will ensure your home solar power system is always running at its best.
Below, Geneverse goes over a few home solar maintenance tips that will help you get the most out of your investment.
Why Maintenance Matters
Like any other technology, solar panels and other components do require maintenance. Staying on top of routine maintenance is important for multiple reasons.
Your solar panels work best when getting direct sunlight. Panels will become less efficient when dirt, dust, and debris gathers on the surfaces. Having a cleaning protocol in place will ensure your solar panels continue to capture as much sunlight as possible.
Cleaning your solar panels and performing maintenance on solar energy system components can extend the lifespan of your investment. With a little TLC, your home solar energy system will be working at its best for the long haul.
Well-maintained equipment will help you generate more electricity. More electricity means lower energy bills, which will result in a quicker return on investment.
Protect Your Warranty
Many manufacturers require regular maintenance to be performed in order to remain in compliance with warranty programs. Failing to maintain your equipment may void your warranty.
Simple Solar Power Maintenance Tips
Dirt, dust, and even bird droppings can affect your solar panel performance, so it’s a good idea to clean your panels with a soft brush and a mild cleanser. Cleaning your panels once a month or thereabouts should keep your panels performing optimally. You may need to hire a professional cleaning service for deep cleanings.
Check your solar power system for any signs of wear and tear, damage, and/or loose connections. Another thing to look out for is water, especially in proximity to any electrical components. Make sure any necessary repairs are performed as soon as possible.
Clear any trees or bushes casting shadows on your solar panels, which can reduce the amount of sunlight your solar panels collect.
Monitoring software is available for many home solar power systems, which will help you stay on top of any issues. You can keep track of energy production and efficiency, not to mention get alerts when your solar power system isn’t functioning properly.
Your inverter will also need routine maintenance. You can check your inverter’s display for any error messages and unusual readings. Make sure your inverter is kept in a well-ventilated area.
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