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How Often Should You Have Your Solar Panels Inspected?

How Often Should You Have Your Solar Panels Inspected?

Choosing solar power comes with a notable perk – minimal maintenance for your solar panels. These panels are designed to be durable and long-lasting, requiring very little cleaning. In fact, most of the time, a simple rain shower does the job effortlessly. However, as with any technology, occasional check-ups are advisable. To maximise the efficiency of your solar panels, periodic inspections are recommended.

While most people know about solar panels, they don’t know much about maintenance. Let’s look at what it takes to keep them clean, and when you need to get an expert in.

Can I maintain solar panels myself?

For the most part, yes. Solar panels are robust and can withstand various weather conditions, but occasional adverse weather may deposit dirt and debris, impacting their efficiency. If you’re in an area prone to such conditions, regular cleaning is a smart move to ensure your solar panels consistently perform at their best.

The good news is that cleaning your solar panels is a straightforward task that won’t demand much time or effort. Incorporating it into your weekly or monthly routine maintenance ensures your panels stay clear of debris, thereby extending their lifespan and ensuring a continuous supply of clean, renewable energy. This not only translates to savings on your energy bills but also contributes to a more sustainable and eco-friendly energy solution for your home. The process is simple – a swift brush with a cloth or a rinse with a hose pipe should suffice.

Your installer should provide you with instruction handbooks, warranty-related documents, and a maintenance schedule. These resources offer all the guidance you need to keep your solar panels in optimal working condition, ensuring you get the most out of your solar investment.

When should you get an expert in?

Establishing a routine of bringing in an expert to conduct a comprehensive check on your solar panels every one to two years is a good practice. While your regular maintenance efforts play a key role, a professional service goes the extra mile to ensure every aspect is in optimal working order, thus extracting the maximum efficiency from your panels.

During this service, the experts will meticulously test the electrical components of your solar panel system and conduct a thorough examination to guarantee everything is functioning as it should. When selecting a professional for this task, always look for a licensed electrician with a great reputation. Look for someone who possesses a deep understanding of solar systems and can proficiently address any issues, prioritising both safety and effectiveness. This approach not only safeguards your investment but also ensures a prolonged and effective performance of your solar panels. And the better your solar panels work, the more money you’ll save in the long run.

Tropical Solar and Electrical offer maintenance services for solar systems to ensure they operate efficiently and effectively. Regular maintenance can help to identify any issues early, reducing the risk of costly repairs in the future and ensuring that your solar system is performing optimally.

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