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Solar Panel Installation and Maintenance

Solar Panel Installation

  • The most common location for the installation of solar panels (solar PV) is the roof. Most roofs typically have the desired specifications for the installation. Nevertheless, if installation on the roof is not applicable or desired, the solar panels could also be mounted on the ground. You just need to make sure that there are not objects constraining their access to the sun.
  • Setting up a solar battery storage at the same time of installing a solar system can save you from worrying about the lack of usable energy during cloudy times, it can also lower the solar battery storage system costs during installation.

Solar Panel Maintenance

  • Since there are no moving parts, solar panels require very little maintenance. Having said that, you should inspect them a few times per year for dirt or some other things that might have piled on top. It is important that the panels are clean and there is nothing blocking them from efficiently absorbing the sun.
  • Before cleaning the panels yourself, you should consult with your installer about the warranty conditions. Some solar panel manufacturers could terminate the warranty if any self cleaning is done.
  • For a general cleaning, you can just use a normal garden hose to wash the face of the panels. You should do this in the morning or evening. Also avoid spraying them with cold water while they are hot because that might damage them.
  • Moreover, If the panels need some more cleaning that the hose cannot provide, you can use a sponge with soapy water to scrub them. You can also get the services of a cleaning company. This is advisable if the panels are too high or need more thorough cleaning.