Solar panels should be maintained and serviced regularly, we would suggest every 12 to 24 months. Solar panels generate electricity by converting sunlight into energy. When the surface of the solar panels is covered in dirt, dust, or debris, it can reduce the amount of sunlight that reaches the solar cells, which in turn reduces the amount of energy the panels can produce. By cleaning and maintaining your solar panels, you can ensure they are generating the maximum amount of energy possible.
Solar panels and solar thermal water panels are designed to last for decades, but they can be damaged or wear out over time if they are not maintained properly. By inspecting your solar panels regularly for signs of damage and performing any necessary repairs or cleaning, you can help extend their lifespan and get the most out of your investment.
A Solar panel system is a significant investment, and you want to make sure they are performing optimally for as long as possible. Regular maintenance can help protect your investment by keeping your panels in good condition and ensuring they are producing as much energy as possible.
Maintaining your solar panels can also help ensure they are safe to operate. Damaged or dirty solar panels can pose a safety hazard, especially during severe weather conditions. Regular solar panel cleaning and maintenance can help identify any potential safety issues and prevent accidents from occurring.
Here are a few tips on maintaining your solar panels
- Regular Cleaning: Solar panels need to be cleaned regularly to ensure maximum efficiency. Dust, dirt, bird droppings, and other debris can accumulate on the surface, reducing the amount of sunlight that reaches the solar cells. Cleaning them at least twice a year is recommended, but you may need to clean them more frequently if you live in an area with a lot of dust or pollen.
- Use Soft Brush or Cloth: When cleaning your solar panels, avoid using abrasive materials that can scratch the surface. Instead, use a soft brush or cloth and a mild detergent to gently remove dirt and grime. Avoid using high-pressure water or steam cleaners, which can damage the solar panels.
- Check for Damage: Inspect your solar panels regularly for any signs of damage, such as cracks or chips. Damage to the panels can affect their efficiency and should be repaired as soon as possible.
- Trim Trees and Plants: If trees or plants are blocking the sunlight to your solar panels, they won’t be able to generate as much electricity. Trim back any foliage that is shading your solar panels to ensure they are getting maximum sunlight.
- Hire a Professional: If you are not comfortable cleaning or maintaining your solar panels yourself, consider hiring a professional. They will have the equipment and experience to safely and effectively clean and maintain your solar panels.
Remember, keeping your solar panels clean and well-maintained is essential for their long-term efficiency and lifespan. Please feel free to contact our team and ask about our servicing and maintenance packages. Solares Energies has a team of professional solar panel cleaners and maintenance engineers.