When it comes to solar panels, they need to be maintained correctly in order to ensure that they continue to work in the correct way. The right maintenance will save you money by avoiding costly repairs through to ensuring that they are operating at their maximum level.
Solar panels are designed to offer you a cheap way of generating energy, with a 3kW system reducing electricity bills by around 65% while adding value to your home. However, the efficiency of your system can drastically reduce by as much as 20% if your solar panels are not cleaned regularly. The build-up of dirt makes it difficult for your solar panels to absorb sunlight correctly, and that means that the system runs less efficiently.
If you choose to have them professionally maintained, any dirt and grime will be removed from the surface of the system and that can lead to an increase in efficiency of as much as 21%. This highlight just how much of an impact having them professionally maintained can have on the efficiency of the system. However, it is not just dirt and grime that cause problems because other common problems such as no power or low voltage can also render your system less efficient.
Problems are identified early and safety remains a high priority
Problems can occur at any time but solar panel maintenance can help to identify problems before they occur. Fixing a problem before it becomes a major problem can save you money on the cost of repairs and it will ensure your system continues to work. Maintenance is also required to help reduce the risk of fires because faulty DC isolators, inverters and wiring connectors can all cause problems.
Through regular servicing, you can maintain a high level of safety because a professional will check all electric components while searching for signs of damage from water and even corrosion. All of these increase the risk to your property and those who live there and that is why solar panel maintenance is so important.