Solar panel systems have become increasingly popular over the last few years. As they provide a sustainable and reliable source of energy that helps reducing utility bills and carbon footprint. However like any electrical system. Solar panel system require regular maintenance to ensure optimum performance and longevity. This article provides some ideas how to the best way maintainence your solar panel system.
- Keep the solar panel clean.
Dust, dirt, and other obstructions can block sunlight from reaching the module and affect module efficiency. Clean the panel surface regularly to ensure maximum sun exposure. Use soap and water, a soft brush, or a pressure washer to remove dirt and grime.
- Check the system for damage.
Solar panels are designed to last for years but environmental factors such as strong winds. And hail cause damage that affects the performance of the panels. Regularly inspect the solar panel system for cracks, scratches, or other. If you need to get your system repaired or maintained. Contact a professional solar panel installer to make the necessary repairs.
- Check the battery.
If your solar panel systems includes a battery bank. Check it’s condition regularly to ensure it is working properly. Most batteries last about 5-10 years and should be replaced at the end of their life time
- Inverter monitoring.
Inverters are one of the most important components in a solar panel system. Converting direct current (DC) into alternative current (DC) that you can use in your home. Regularly check that the inverter functions properly. If you catch sight of any unusual noises, error messages, or loss of power, please contact a qualified your installation company immediately.
- Keep the surrounding trees pruned.
Big trees over your roof can be responsible to the shading issue affects the performance of the solar panel system. Prune nearby trees and branches to maximize sunlight that goes onto your solar panels.
In summary, the key to keeping your solar panel systems running smoothly is to have regular maintenance. A well-maintained system will provide clean, sustainable energy for many years. If you don’t know how to proceed with maintenance or repair, feel free to chat with us.