At Yorke Solar, we know you’ve made a significant investment in a cleaner, greener future by installing solar panels. Now, let’s talk about protecting that investment with regular solar panel maintenance and cleaning.
The Importance of Solar Panel Maintenance
You wouldn’t buy a car and never service it, right? The same applies to your solar panels. Regular maintenance ensures they’re always in tip-top shape and performing at their peak.
1. Maximise Efficiency
The key to getting the most out of your solar panels is keeping them clean. Dust, debris, and bird droppings can reduce their efficiency by blocking the sunlight. Regular cleaning ensures you’re getting the most energy from your system.
2. Extend Lifespan
Like all equipment, wear and tear on your solar panels will occur over time. However, with regular inspections and maintenance, potential issues can be identified and fixed before they become serious problems, thus extending the lifespan of your system.
3. Safety Checks
Regular maintenance isn’t just about cleaning and efficiency—it’s also about safety. An annual check by a professional solar installer can ensure all electrical connections are secure and that your system is safe.
Tips for Solar Panel Cleaning and Maintenance
Here are some tips to keep your solar panels performing optimally:
1. Regular Inspection
Regularly inspect your solar panels for any visible issues such as cracks, discolouration, or bird droppings. You should also check for any shading caused by new growth on nearby trees.
2. Professional Cleaning
Depending on your location and the tilt of your panels, rain might do a decent job of keeping your panels clean. However, for a thorough clean, consider hiring professionals or, if you’re comfortable doing it yourself, use a soft brush and soapy water.
3. Yearly Professional Check
While there are checks you can do yourself, a yearly inspection by a professional is recommended. They can perform a more thorough check, including inspecting the inverter, wiring, and mounts, and ensuring your system’s software is up to date.
The Added Assurance of Solar Batteries
With regular maintenance, your solar panels will continue to produce clean, renewable energy for your home. And, with the addition of a solar battery, you can ensure that none of that energy goes to waste. Solar batteries store excess energy produced during the day, which can then be used when the sun isn’t shining.
At Yorke Solar, we understand that switching to solar power is more than just an investment—it’s a commitment to a greener future. We’re here to support you on that journey, providing you with the knowledge and resources to make the most of your solar power system. Check out our resources for more information or contact us for a professional maintenance check or a new solar quote. Here’s to a brighter, cleaner future!