Solar Panel Maintenance: What You Need To Know

Solar panels are one of the most environmentally aware investments you can make for your house or company. They are typically low maintenance, letting you to appreciate the benefits for at least two decades before considering replacement. Taking small steps, on the other hand, can ensure they continue to operate as smoothly as they did when you initially purchased them.

The following are some tips for maintaining your solar panel installation.

What Is The Difference Between Ground Mounted And Roof Mounted Panels?

While ground mounted panels are plainly those that are mounted on the ground, and roof mounted panels are those that are mounted on the roof, does maintenance differ between the two?

The primary distinction is that ground-mounted solar panels are far easier to access and maintain.

Throughout the seasons and following storms, it is more efficient and safer to sweep snow and debris off of ground-mounted panels than it is to sweep snow and debris off of roof-mounted panels. Additionally, it’s easier to see when anything needs to be removed, and it’s safer to clean on the ground than it is to clean on top of your home or company.

How Do You Maintain Solar Panels?

Never let anyone do maintenance on your solar panel system other than an Authorized SunPower Dealer without first calling Freedom Solar or SunPower directly. This criterion is detailed in your warranty information.

Solar panel maintenance is not difficult, but your panels may require periodic cleaning to remove dirt and debris that accumulate during certain weather conditions, such as storms or very windy days.

Certain regions of the United States are more prone to regular snowfall. Keeping compacted snow off of your solar panel system is critical in these places if you want to get the maximum electricity out of them.

How Often Do Solar Panels Need Maintenance?

Four times a year, solar panels should be maintained or cleaned. When a large buildup of dirt, debris, or snow becomes visible, it’s time to clean. Freedom Solar can provide this service for you, relieving you of the burden of acquiring the necessary equipment, climbing onto the roof, and taking time away from your busy schedule.

How Much Does Solar Panel Maintenance Cost?

Solar panel maintenance is critical to ensuring the panel’s efficiency and thus your energy output numbers. The cost of cleaning your solar panel system will vary depending on the size of your system, its location, and the amount of waste. By contacting Freedom Solar’s Service Department for a quote, you may determine the exact pricing based on your unique requirements.

Related: Average Cost of Solar Panels and Installation

However, if the hail is at least 1 inch in diameter and dropping at a rate of at least 54 miles per hour, some damage may occur. If you believe your solar panels have been damaged by a strong hail storm or if you need to repair or replace your roof, Freedom Solar’s Service Department will gladly assist you.