One of the big advantages of solar panels is the little maintenance required to upkeep them. While they require little maintenance and have a long shelf life, you want to make sure you stay on top of the little work that does need to be done to keep them running efficiently. Here are some tips for solar panel maintenance in Florida.
Inspect Your Panels Regularly
For the most part, solar panels are placed in high locations where they are not vulnerable to damage and ground-level debris. It is still important though to check them out from time to time. Any sort of debris build-up on the panels can result in them working less efficiently. Also, in extreme cases, solar panels have been known to suffer damage in extreme weather conditions.
Keep Your Panels Clean
In most cases, rain will keep your solar panels clean, especially if they are installed at an incline. If dust and debris do start to build up on the panels though, simply using water will clean them. Many people will spray them down with a hose. When cleaning the panels, it is important to avoid any sort of scratching of the glass. Scratched glass will reduce the amount of light that gets soaked up by the solar cells.
Sun and Shade Monitoring
When your panels are first installed, they are installed in an area where the most sun reaches. Over time though, things can happen that might change that. Trees can grow out that reduce sunlight. New construction can go up that can block the sun as well. It’s important to make sure that your panels are receiving the optimal amount of sun.
Do You Need Solar Panel Maintenance in Florida?
At Abundant Energy we know how important solar panel maintenance is. We offer periodic inspections, maintenance and parts to all of our customers. Contact us today to learn more or to get a maintenance agreement quote.