Solar panel maintenance is important, but unlike cars or household appliances that need regular tune ups in order to remain in good working order, solar panels require very little maintenance throughout their lifespan.
And it gets even better – as your trusted solar installer, GreenSpark performs necessary system maintenance. You don’t have to lift a finger when it comes to maintaining your home’s solar panels, unless of course, it’s to give us a call.
Seasonal preventative maintenance can go a long way in terms of supporting the efficiency and longevity of your solar panels. Here are a few examples of how our team might maintain your solar energy system throughout the year –
Summer Solar Panel Maintenance
Because of long, sunny days, summer is an especially productive season for your home’s solar energy system. However with summer weather comes dust, dirt, and tree pollen, which can cover the surface of your solar panels. If this debris build up, it can impact your energy production over time. Thankfully a rainstorm is usually all that’s needed to wash away any debris, but if additional is maintenance is needed, we’ll come out and take care of it.
Fall Solar Panel Maintenance
Colorful leaves are a trademark of fall, but a buildup of leaves can prevent your solar panels from producing as much energy as they should, especially if they’re fully covered. Fortunately however, solar panels are installed at an angle which makes it difficult for leaves and other kinds of loose debris to cover the surface.
Winter Solar Panel Maintenance
Your solar panels will continue to produce clean energy throughout the winter, despite the snow and overcast skies. Generally speaking, a lot of the snow on your roof will melt from the heat produced by your home and the sun. And because solar panels are tilted at an angle, any accumulation of snow will have a hard time staying put.
Spring Solar Maintenance
After a long winter, spring is a great time to schedule your annual visual inspection. Our crew will take a look at a couple of things related to the overall structural integrity and performance of your solar panels.
All season maintenance
Solar panels are pretty tough. Not only can they withstand high winds and even hail in some cases, but the electrical wiring that ties your solar panels to your home should last for the entire lifespan of your system. You can use our app to monitor your solar energy system performance in real time, which allows you to stop any issues rather quickly. If you notice an unexpected drop in energy production or system performance at any time, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
With regular solar panel maintenance as needed, you can experience relatively hassle-free ownership and clean energy production for decades. We’ll continue to help you maintain and monitor your solar panels long after installation and throughout the life of your system. It’s that simple!