One of the top USP of solar energy systems is low maintenance, since they undergo negligible wear and tear over time. With technology becoming increasingly sophisticated, the expected ‘lifespan’ of these systems has increased phenomenally, meaning lowered costs and better power generation. However, before making the decision of installing solar rooftop panels, it is necessary to understand what would be required post installation and whether you would always need a professional to care for the photovoltaic system. The good news is that given the manufacturing design of the ‘arrays’, regular maintenance is not required – a professional’s help would be required only if a part breaks or stops functioning.
Simple maintenance on the part of the homeowner would ensure that the system produces maximum power. Since the panels absorb sunlight, which is converted to power, it is necessary to ensure that they remain free from dirt, grime, and anything that would lower their efficiency. The panels can be easily cleaned (similar to a car’s windshield) however, never spray cold water on the heated solar panels as it could crack the glass. If in doubt, ask your solar company to send a professional to accomplish this task.
by the state electric board would be carried out as a mandatory practice, to ensure the efficacy and productivity of the installed solar panels. These inspections are necessary to ensure that the ‘system’ meets the guidelines mandated in the technology certification. In addition, these checks help to detect any problems, inefficiencies, and defects in the system, which in turn prevents hazardous consequences to the people around and reduces the risk of unexpected expenses.
Upgrading the system is not about adding solar panels, but first it would be important to check that the inverter has the capacity for the additional load. Next, it would be necessary to ensure that the new panel technology matches that of the existing system. Remember to check for wear and tear, and corrosion of the existing panels before getting an upgrade, and finally that the current feed-in tariffs remain unchanged.
Cleaning and maintenance of your solar panels is easy enough for you to manage – a soft cloth and brush to clear the dust and grime would suffice. These tips should help you understand how to gain the maximum from your solar energy systems. We would be happy to help you with any further queries and the maintenance – please contact us and we will ensure you receive a speedy response.