Essential solar panel maintenance tips for new owners

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November 25, 2019

Essential solar panel maintenance tips for new owners

If you’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new solar panels, you’re probably trying to figure out what will change when you have them. In addition to cheaper energy bills and a positive environmental impact, you may need to start looking at solar panel maintenance. Although solar panels are fairly low-maintenance, they do require some attention. With our handy tips, you can keep yours running for longer.

Trim your trees

Most people rely on solar panels that rest on top of their roofs. If you live close to tall trees, this could start to cause problems.

Trimming your trees prevents branches from obstructing the sunlight and stopping your panels from producing an optimal amount of energy. Additionally, if the trees produce a lot of pollen, there’s a risk that it will blow onto your panels and form a layer on the surface. Any pollen that remains on your panels will disrupt the flow of sunlight and reduce your power output.

Clean your solar panels

Did you know that your solar panels require cleaning? Although you may not need to tend to them as regularly as you tackle your windows, they still need a little attention. Over time, birds are likely to defecate on them and they can suffer as a result of dust and dirt. If you live near the coast, sand may build up on your panels over time.

Cleaning your solar panels is easy. All you need is a hose and the ability to aim its stream of water at your panels. As the water runs off them, it will remove most of the surface dirt present. As an alternative, consider using our solar panel cleaning services. We’ll use specialist techniques to remove any dirt left behind when you use clear water alone.

Check the performance of your panels

Your panel will come with an inverter, and this acts as an excellent indicator of how your panel is functioning. Checking it is simple. If there’s a green light, it’s doing well. If there’s a red light, it needs the attention of a professional.

You can also use third-party devices to check your solar panel output too. If you notice that there’s significantly less output at any stage, you may need a technician to look at your panels.

Use a solar panel maintenance service

Like any large piece of electrical equipment, your panels require routine maintenance to continue functioning. Because of this, you should use a solar panel maintenance service every so often. Using a maintenance service means you’re more likely to identify small problems and tackle them before they escalate.

At Arise Solar, we offer solar panel maintenance services. As we serve customers throughout Australia, we’re familiar with major brands. We also sell residential and commercial systems of varying sizes, so no maintenance task is too big or too small for us.

If you want to keep your solar panels running smoothly, ask us about our maintenance services. To learn more,
contact us.

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