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Everything You Need to Know About Solar Panel Maintenance

Everything You Need to Know About Solar Panel Maintenance

You finally have solar panels, and you’re saving both money and energy. But what now? Do solar panels need any upkeep?  

Overall, panels need very little maintenance. This article will cover everything you need to know to keep your panels in tip-top shape. 

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Does the type of solar system I have make a difference?

The type of solar system that you have, whether ground-mount or roof-mount, won’t affect your panels’ maintenance needs. The only difference is that ground-mount panels will be easier to access for cleaning purposes. 

What role does my warranty play?

Your warranties will definitely play a role in maintaining your panels. Performance warranties will guarantee that your panels will maintain their productivity for a certain amount of time, typically 25 years.  

Workmanship warranties, also known as equipment warranties, ensure that any defective parts or components are replaced in an affordable manner. Finally, many solar companies also provide warranties for inverters. Inverters are a type of technology which convert solar energy into electricity for your home.  

Have more questions? Check out our article which covers everything you need to know about solar warranties.  

Can I monitor the performance of my panels? This is custom heading element

You can definitely monitor the performance of your panels. Many solar installers also offer online systems to track how much your panels produce. 

Here at IGS, our customers can check on the productivity of their own solar system through our platform! 

Should I be concerned about extreme weather?

Quality solar panels are highly durable and will be able to withstand most kinds of extreme weather, including high winds, snow, and most forms of hail. 

 The only kind of documented weather that can harm your panels is hurricanes, tornadoes or lightning. However, with a good warranty, you should be able to get the replacement of your damaged panels covered. 

What about cleaning my panels?

Dirty dusty solar panels

Generally, you don’t have to worry about manually cleaning your solar panels as they are self-cleaning; the rain should be enough to keep them in tip-top shape. In cases of snow, don’t worry about clearing snow off your panels as your panels are designed for snow to slide off on its own.  

Sometimes, though, you may need to clean off accumulated dust and debris. When cleaning your panels, pick an overcast day, shut down your solar system, and use warm water and a cloth to clean them. Check out our article detailing all of the key considerations for keeping your solar panels clean. 

In Conclusion: High Quality Solar Panels are Low Maintenance

If you invest in high quality solar panels, then you should be all good to go. Here at IGS, we guarantee the highest quality panels, an extensive warranty, and an abundance of resources that cover how to keep your panels well-maintained.