What Maintenance Comes With Solar Panels?
by Cody McGowan, on Sep 21, 2020 8:03:00 AM
Learn Why Virtually No Maintenance Is Needed.
You’re thinking about going solar. A valid question that pops into your head is wondering what maintenance comes with having a solar system for your home. Most systems we install in our home require ongoing care and upkeep, and they can impact our time and resources. Fortunately, your solar system will demand minimal interference and repair — and managing them can be done wirelessly.
Keep reading to learn how solar panels require little maintenance, and how you can control your system through your mobile device.
SEE ALSO: How Does a Solar Energy System Work?
No Moving Parts
Modern solar systems — photovoltaic solar systems — are static systems with no moving parts. This means your solar system has no moving mechanical components that will wear down or require ongoing maintenance. Unlike your car that needs an oil change every six months, your solar panels will require virtually no care! What you can do for your panels is an occasional cleaning — which can be a part of your periodic standard residential home cleaning.
If you start seeing that buildup and moss covers all your siding, and you plan to clean it, it’s a good idea to also clean off your solar panels when you do it. Removing debris helps ensure nothing is obstructing the sun’s rays from reaching your panels. Other than this simple cleaning, there’s no unique or dedicated maintenance required for your solar system.
Another great perk of modern solar systems is their ability to hook up to WiFi and enable wireless monitoring through a smartphone app. A wireless system can offer essential updates such as energy consumption and damages that potentially occur. You’ll also be able to track historical data about your system, such as how weather affects your solar energy production.
Monitoring services can also recommend what might need repair, along with how to optimize your energy usage.
Having your system connect to WiFi allows you to access it at all times — regardless of where you are in the world. This helps you stay on top of your system’s performance and ensure it’s operating at its best.
If you’d like more information on maintenance and wireless monitoring systems for your solar system, contact Summit Solar. There are countless benefits to having a solar system for your home, with one of them being the minimal maintenance it requires. Our team of solar experts is here to answer all your questions — give us a call for a no-obligation consultation.