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When Should You Update Your Solar System?

When Should You Update Your Solar System?


One of the best things about solar power panels is that they’re durable and weatherproof. In fact, most last up to twenty-five years with very little maintenance. Fortunately, the maintenance requirements for solar panels are not as extensive as one might assume, particularly when they are installed at an angle. Rainfall significantly contributes to the natural cleansing of your solar panels, eliminating the need for manual intervention. But what about updating your solar system? Is it necessary? For some, you might not have to for a long time. For others, it’s worth the update.

You might have an old system

Advancements in technology are happening all the time, and while your solar system might have been top of the range when you installed it, there might be better options for you today. Every time we see an update, it’s to provide more efficiency at a better cost. So sometimes it might be worth switching to something newer that’s going to cost you less in the long run. You might also want to add some advanced features such as remote monitoring and energy optimisation tools.

You need a solar battery

Perhaps you want to add a solar battery to your system. If you’re worried about blackouts, solar batteries come to the rescue, offering a promising solution for those worrying over blackouts, especially in regions prone to frequent outages. Adding a solar battery is a great update to your solar system and will immediately add value to your property should you wish to sell one day.

You’re noticing a decrease in performance

Keeping your solar panels cleaned and properly maintained will help with their longevity, but eventually, your solar system might just not work as well as it used to, especially if they’re entering the last years of life. You might notice a big drop in energy production compared to when the system was first installed, which will be noticeable in rising electricity bills despite your usage staying the same. If you have noticed a decrease in performance, then it might be time to consider an update to your solar system so that you can get the most out of it.

Your energy needs have changed

Has your property – business or home – increased over the years? Perhaps you’ve added more rooms, or you’ve added more appliances to keep up with the increased demands of work or home. What worked for you in the past might not be working for you now, and it might be time to update to a larger or more efficient system so that you can get the most out of it.

While your solar system should last you many years, especially if well maintained, there will come a time when you’ll need to update or upgrade your system. Remember that your solar system is meant to lower your electricity bill while working towards a greener future, so be sure that you’re using it to its full potential.

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