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How To Protect Your Solar System From Corrosion

How To Protect Your Solar System From Corrosion


One of the best aspects of solar panels is their durability and minimal maintenance requirements. Designed to last for decades, solar panels provide a reliable source of renewable energy with little intervention. However, because they are constantly exposed to the elements, there is always a risk of corrosion, which can impact their efficiency and longevity. In this article we’ll look at some ways you can protect your solar system from corrosion to make sure they stay in good working order for a long time.

Four ways to protect your solar system from corrosion

  1. Make sure the solar panels use the right materials. When selecting a solar panel system, the materials used are crucial in preventing corrosion. Solar panels are often made with frames and mounting systems that can be vulnerable to the elements. Therefore, it’s essential to ensure these components are crafted from corrosion-resistant materials such as aluminium and stainless steel. Before choosing an installer, conduct thorough research and don’t hesitate to ask questions about the materials they use. Understanding the quality and durability of these materials can help you make an informed decision, ensuring your solar panels are built to withstand adverse weather conditions.
  2. Clean them regularly. Solar panels are designed to be robust and can withstand a variety of weather conditions, including rain, snow, and high winds. However, over time, occasional adverse weather can deposit dirt, dust, bird droppings, leaves, and other debris on the surface of the panels. This accumulation can significantly impact their efficiency by blocking sunlight and reducing the amount of energy they can produce. The process is simple – a swift brush with a cloth or a rinse with a hose pipe should suffice.
  3. Get a professional in. While regular cleaning is something you can manage on your own, it is also important to have your solar panels professionally inspected every two years or so. A professional inspection can identify potential issues that may not be visible during routine cleaning and maintenance, ensuring that your system remains in optimal condition.
  4. Make sure you use a quality installer. Don’t just choose a solar company because they’re cheap. You want to make sure your solar panels are beings installed by professionals with industry experience. Do you research, ask around, and make sure to check their socials. These days, if someone has a bad experience with a company, the first thing they’ll do is to put it online.

Protecting your solar panels from corrosion is essential to ensure they remain efficient and durable. By choosing the right materials, maintaining regular cleaning routines, scheduling professional inspections, and selecting a quality installer, you can safeguard your investment and enjoy the benefits of solar energy for many years.

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