Solar systems require regular and ongoing maintenance, like any other technology, to operate efficiently. In this blog, we’ll explore the four biggest benefits of organising a regular solar maintenance plan.
- It boosts efficiency
When your solar panels are operating at an optimal level, they produce energy efficiently. But over time, the accumulation of dirt, grime, animal droppings, and other debris on the surface of the panels can prevent sunlight from reaching the solar cells.
Regular cleaning of your solar panels ensures they remain free from obstructions that may hinder efficiency. Regularly monitoring your solar system’s performance also ensures faults are identified early and resolved promptly.
- It saves money
Installing a solar system is a large upfront investment. That is why regular maintenance is essential to get the most return from your investment. Routine maintenance checks can prevent small faults from turning into large problems that require costly repairs. Neglecting to maintain your solar panels can lead to a drop in energy output, resulting in higher electricity bills and the need to replace parts before they should be replaced.
- It ensures safety
Solar systems operate with direct current (DC) electricity, which can be harmful and even life-threatening in the event of a fault. Regular maintenance allows professionals to inspect your safety switches, wiring, and all other electrical connections to ensure they are in good working order. If defects are detected, your solar specialist can resolve it quickly to ensure your family’s safety.
- It increases the lifespan
Solar panels have a long lifespan but can be shortened if they aren’t appropriately maintained. The build-up of dirt and debris on panels can cause wear and tear that may impact the lifespan of your system. Regular maintenance ensures that issues are addressed quickly, extending the lifespan of your solar system, and guaranteeing that it operates at maximum efficiency.
So, there you have it. Regular solar maintenance on your solar system shouldn’t wait until an issue arises if you want to prolong the lifespan of your system. Regular maintenance ensures that your solar system operates optimally, and repairs are done promptly to restore your system to full functionality.
When was the last time you got your solar checked?
Here at Solar Uptime, our regular solar maintenance includes:
- A full diagnostic and maintenance health check of your solar inverter, solar panels, isolator, and components.
- A three-stage clean conducted by solar specialist electricians
- Risk assessment – walking around the home and looking for any risks
- Inverter readings
- Customer Debrief
- Receive a detailed report in 1-2 weeks
Enquire about our regular solar maintenance today to ensure you continue to benefit from maximum savings, year after year.