As we come to understand the significant impact our consumption is having on the Earth and its climate, many of us are making the decision to transition to green energy within our own homes. Having a solar panel system installed at home is a big step for any homeowner, but our five tips will help you get the most out of this incredible alternative energy resource.
1. Keep the Glass Clean
By keeping your solar panels free of dust, leaves, and other obstructions, you’re allowing them to have the maximum possible exposure to the sun. Whether you need to be conducting a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly clean will depend on a few factors, such as the windiness of your area and your proximity to construction sites. In either case, be sure not to use any abrasive cleaning products that could scratch the glass.
2. Use High-Consumption Devices When the Sun Is Out
According to PVEurope, dishwashers, dryers, washing machines, and stoves are best to use when the sun is out and your solar panels are producing lots of output. You can use this solar energy directly for your high-powered devices or buffer them with an additional solar battery if they’re high-wattage.
3. Make the Most of Solar With LED Lights
LED lights are an easy way to make the most of your solar-powered energy inside the home. Lighting is often the largest cost factor for powering your home. Given that light bulbs typically produce much more heat than actual light, opting for modern LEDs will save you a lot of money in the long run.
4. Check Your Panels Regularly
Checking on your solar panels, or more specifically the inverter display, on a regular basis will help you spot any potential issues before they end up costing you money. If the green light on the inverter display is out, you’ll know it’s time to call your installation company to get the problem sorted out ASAP.
5. Watch Out for Trees
You won’t get much from your solar panels if they’re in the shade. Even a small amount of shade from a tree nearby can affect the amount of energy the panels produce. Cutting the tree down likely won’t be necessary, but you may have to trim a few branches to ensure that you get the maximum output from your panels.
Choose Arise Solar for Solar Panels in Australia
Here at Arise Solar, we’ve been doing professional solar panel system installations across Australia for a long time. We’re proud of our reputation for quality, reliability, and our passion for green energy. We care about what we do, and we’d be thrilled to install an immaculate solar panel system for your home.
If you’d like to arrange for a solar installation or have any questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us through our website at arisesolar.com.au/contact/ or by phone at 1300 274 737.