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Solar panels {can be|are} {a great investment and|an excellent investment, and they|an investment worth it and can} {provide cheap, renewable|offer cheap, renewable|provide renewable, low-cost} solar {energy|power} for {25 years or more|up to 25 years}.

The {key|most important|main} {question is how do you|issue is how to|problem is how to} {keep them in good condition|maintain them in good shape|keep them in good working order}? {Do solar panels need|Are solar panels required|Do solar panels have} to be {maintained like|looked after like|maintained in the same way as} {a car|cars|an automobile}? {Are you supposed to|Do you have to|Should you} {leave them alone|let them be|just leave them alone}?

{These are the most common|They are among the most frequent|These are the top} {questions that you will have|concerns you’ll encounter|questions you’ll be asked} {after a solar panel installation|following the installation of a solar panel|after the solar panel installation} {has been|is} {completed at your home|completed at your house|installed at your home}. {While there are some things|There are a few things|Although there are some tasks} you {need to|must|should} {do in order to maintain|take care of to keep|perform to ensure} {your solar panel’s condition|the condition of your solar panel|the quality of your solar panel}{, most of the time| Most of the time| generally}{, it is easy to| it’s easy to| you can} {take care of|maintain|manage} {your panels on your own|the panels yourself|your panels by yourself}.

The climate {in your area|of your region} and {how often you need|the frequency you have|the frequency at which you will need} {to clean your solar panels will determine the frequency|for your solar panel to be cleaned will affect the frequency|cleaning your solar panels determines the amount}{ at which|} you {need|require|will require} them. {It also depends|It is also dependent|Also, it is contingent} on the {season|time of year}. Rain is a {natural rinse|natural cleanse|great natural rinse} {for your panels|of your panel|to clean your walls}. {So, late Spring|Therefore, the end of spring|Also, late spring} or {summer would be|even summer is|the summer months are} {a good time after|the ideal time to clean them after|an ideal time once} pollen has settled {to clean|to wash|and cleaned} {them|the panels}. It is {crucial|essential|vital} {to keep your solar panels|that you keep the solar panel|for solar panels to be} {clean if|clean when|in good condition if} they {look|appear|are} dirty. {According to|As per|Based on} the US Department of Energy, cleaning solar panels {after|when} they {get dirty can dramatically|become dirty will dramatically|are dirty can significantly} {increase their ability to collect|improve their capacity to store|increase their capacity to capture} energy.

Solar Panel Maintenance

Many homeowners {worry|are concerned|fret} about {the weather causing|weather-related|the weather’s potential to cause} {damage to their roof|damage to their roofs|damages to their roofs} or {panels|solar panels}. {All climates can be used|Any climate can be used|Every climate is suitable} {to install solar systems|to install solar panels|for solar installations}. {Your solar system will work|The solar system you choose to install will function|The solar panel will work} {in any climate,|regardless of the climate|anywhere,} {including|even} {those with severe|those that experience severe|the ones with extreme} winters, heavy {rains,|rains|rainfall,} {coastal weather systems, heat waves|tropical weather patterns, heat waves|extreme heat wave systems and coastal storms}{,|} and {other extreme conditions|many other extreme conditions|other extreme weather conditions}.

To {ensure that your panels perform|ensure that your panels function|make sure that your panels are operating} {at their best|optimally|to their maximum potential}{, it is important| it is essential| It is crucial} to {keep them|ensure they are|ensure that they are} {free of snow and debris|clear of any snow or other debris|free of debris and snow}. There are {many ways|a variety of ways|many methods} to {ensure your panels produce|ensure that your panels generate|make sure your panels are producing} {maximum|the most} energy.

  • {You can use this site|This site can be used|You can make use of this site} to {remove|get rid of|clean up} {debris from trees and birds|the debris that has accumulated on trees and birds|any debris from birds and trees}.
  • A leaf blower
  • Simple quick rinse using a hose
  • Even a {light drizzle can|slight drizzle can|gentle drizzle could} {remove panel buildup|help to remove the buildup on panels|take away panel buildup} (rain {won’t usually|doesn’t typically|isn’t a good way to} {clean flat panels|remove flat panels of dirt|wash flat panels}).
  • To {remove|get rid of|take off} {a thick layer of snow|the snowy layer|an overly thick layer of snow}
  • {To shake|For shaking|In order to shake off} the snow{, throw a soft football| throw a soft ball| throw a soft soccer ball} (this could {result in a lost football|cause a football to be lost|result in a loss of a football}).
  • {A leaf blower is|An electric leaf blower can be|The leaf blower could be} {a good|an excellent|a great} {choice|option}
  • A long pole {and a|as well as a|and} {squeegee are good options|squeezegee are both good choices|Squeegee are great options}.
  • {Use lukewarm water to spray|Spray lukewarm water on|Apply lukewarm water to} your panels
  • It {will slide|can slide|will fall} off if {it is just|there is only|it’s just} {a thin layer of snow|an icy layer|the snow layer}. {This is not applicable to|This is not the case for|It is not applicable to} flat panels.
  • {Never clean your panels with|Do not clean your panels using|Never scrub your panels with} {a brush|brushes|the use of a brush}.
  • Hot water {can be|is} {sprayed on|spraying on|applied to} cold panels
  • {Use|Make use of} car wax
  • Rock salt

These {options can|choices could|solutions could} {cause permanent damage|result in permanent harm|create permanent damages} to your {roof, panels,|roofing, panels|roof, panels} {and electrical components, which|and electrical components. This|as well as electrical components. This} {could lead to|can cause|could cause} more {harm than good|damage than is necessary|damage than good}.

Solar System Maintenance and Cleaning

{It is more than just|It’s more than} cleaning{ the|| your} solar panels. {You should make sure|It is important to ensure|You must ensure} {that your solar panel system is|the solar panels are|you have your solar panel systems} {maintained regularly|regularly maintained|kept in good condition}.

  • Solar panels are {safe, clean and|clean, safe and|safe, clean , and} free {from|of|of any} {defects|imperfections|problems.}
  • no parts have deteriorated/corroded
  • {Vents are clean of|The vents are free of|Vents are clear of any} {debris|obstructions|dirt}
  • Switches are {free from defects|not affected by defects.|free of defects}
  • The wiring {is not damaged/hasn’t|isn’t damaged or hasn’t|isn’t damaged/hasn’t} {deteriorated|been damaged or deteriorated.|changed in any way}
  • To {ensure|make sure} that all components {work|function|are functioning} {as they should, conduct|in the way they should, perform|exactly as they should, conduct} electrical {checks|tests}
  • {Confirm that cables and fittings|Verify that the fittings and cables|Make sure that all fittings and cables} are {securely secured|secure}
  • {Examining the inverter panel for|Inspecting the inverter panel to find|Examining the panel of the inverter for} {faults recorded|any faults that are recorded|the presence of any problems.}
  • Verify that{ the|} {access to the|accessibility to|connection to} Isolator Switches has been unhindered.
  • {Ensure that the emergency procedures|Make sure that the emergency procedures|Check that the emergency procedure} for {isolation and shutdown|shutdown and isolation|shutting down and isolation} are clearly {visible|displayed}.

Installing Solar Panels required to be maintained?

The {maintenance required for|need for maintenance on|upkeep required for} solar panels is {minimal|not too much|very minimal}. They {can be left alone|can be left to themselves|are able to be left in peace}. Solar panels {only require|require only|will require} {a light cleaning every so|periodic cleaning|an occasional light clean} {often to ensure|frequently to ensure|often to make sure} that {leaves, dirt,|dirt, leaves,|dirt, leaves} and other {debris don’t|particles don’t|debris do not} {block the sun’s rays|hinder the sun’s light|interfere with the sun’s rays}.

{You may require more|It is possible that you will require additional|There may be a need for more} maintenance {during heavy snowfalls|in the event of heavy snowfalls|during snowfalls that are heavy}{, which| that| and} {can|could} {cause solar panels to malfunction|cause solar panels to fail|cause solar panels to malfunction}.

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Are you able to monitor the health of your panels?

{An app can be used|A smartphone app is a good way|A program can be utilized} to {monitor if your|check if your|determine if the} panels’ {energy output begins|energy output starts|power output begins} to {drop|decrease|decline}. If your panels {have a|show a|are producing} lower {energy output|output of energy|power output}{, it could indicate| this could mean| is a sign} that {they are not|they aren’t|they’re not} {able to generate the usual|capable of producing the normal|in a position to produce the typical} amount of {electricity|energy|electric power}.

You can {monitor how much|track the amount of|keep track of the amount of} {energy|the energy|power} {your solar panels are producing|the solar panels generate|your solar panels produce} {each day and over|every day and over|throughout the day and in} time by {integrating|adding} {a monitoring system to|an automated monitoring system into|the monitoring system with} your {setup|system|installation}. This {will allow you to|allows you to|lets you} {track how external factors affect|observe how external influences affect|monitor the effects of external factors on} the {performance of your panels and|performance of your panels as well as|efficiency of your panels and} how {they are maintaining|they maintain|they’re able to maintain} their {efficiency throughout their lifetime|effectiveness throughout their lifespan|efficiency over the course of their life}. {You will be notified|You will be informed|It will notify you} {if any panel fails|when a panel fails|in the event that a panel fails,} or {malfunctions, so|fails, so|is malfunctioning, so that} you can {fix|repair|either fix} {it or replace it|the issue or even replace it|them or get it replaced}.

Let’s {look at some ways|take a look at ways|consider some strategies} to {ensure your|make sure your|ensure that your} solar panels {last the longest|last as long as|will last for the longest time} possible.

How can you maintain your Solar Panels Energy output?

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It is {recommended to|suggested to|recommended that you} {clean your solar panels at|cleanse your solar panel at|wash your solar panels} {least twice|least once|a minimum of twice} {a|every|each} year. {Although this may|While this might|Although it may} {seem|appear} {like|to be} {a lot of work|an overwhelming task|too much work}{, it is actually| but it’s actually| however, it’s} {not difficult|easy to do|not that difficult}. {You will have your panels|It is possible to keep your panels|Your panels will be} in {great condition if you|good condition if you|excellent condition if} {use a leaf blower,|employ a leaf blower|make use of a leaf blower} or{ simply|| just} {spray the garden hose with|spray your garden hose with|spraying the garden hose using} {a little|some|just a bit of} water.

{You may have to clean|It is possible to wash|You might need to clean} your panels {in winter after|during winter time after|in winter following} {heavy|massive|the heavy} snowfalls. {Make sure the|Be sure that the|Make sure that the} water {you use to remove|used to get rid of|you use to eliminate} snow is {lukewarm|warm|not too cold}. A squeegee {can be used|is a tool|may be used} with a {long handle|handle that is long}.

{When clearing snow from the|In removing snow from|If you are cleaning snow off the} {panels, it is|panel, it’s|glass panels it’s} {important|crucial|essential} to {remember|keep in mind|be aware} that hot water {should not|shouldn’t} be {used|employed|utilized}. {Tempered glass panels are susceptible|Glass panels that are tempered are prone|Tempered glass panels are vulnerable} to cracking {due to|because of|from} extreme temperatures {between|that occur between} {hot and cold|the cold and hot|warm and cool} water.

{Are there any maintenance differences|Are there any differences in maintenance|Do you notice any difference in the maintenance} between {ground-mounted and rooftop|rooftop and ground-mounted} panels?

{Ground-mounted solar panels and rooftop|Solar panels that are mounted on rooftops and ground-mounted|Rooftop solar panels and ground-mounted solar panels} systems are {similar|alike|comparable} in {terms of|regards to|the sense of} maintenance. {However, ground-mounted|However, the ground-mounted|But, rooftop solar} panels are {more accessible|easier to access|more easily accessible} and {easier|are easier|easy} to clean. {You can sweep away|You can clean|It is possible to sweep} {snow and other debris|the snow or other particles|any snow, ice or debris} {with|using a|by using} {a soft-bristled brush|bristles that are soft|the soft bristled brush}.

What does extreme weather mean for your solar panels

Solar panels are {made|built|designed} to last. Solar panels made {of high-quality|from high-quality|of top-quality} materials {can withstand any|are able to withstand all|are built to withstand all} weather {conditions, including|conditions, such as|condition, including} {rain and wind|the elements of wind and rain|winds and rain}.

{According to|As per|Based on} the Department of Energy, solar panels are {resistant to hail|immune to hail|not affected by hail}. {You can even survive hurricanes|They can even withstand hurricanes|Even hurricanes can be averted}. This is evident {by|from|in} the {minimal damage that|little damage|small amount of damage that} solar systems {sustained|suffered} {in|during the storm in|throughout} North Carolina during Hurricane Florence 2018.

{They are not indestructible,|They’re not impervious to damage,|They’re not indestructible} and {can be damaged|they are susceptible to damage|are susceptible to being damaged} {by lightning, hail|by hail, lightning|through hail, lightning}{, hurricanes, tornadoes| storms, tornadoes,| and tornadoes, hurricanes, storms} or other natural {disasters|catastrophes}. {You should be able get|It is possible to get|You should be able to have}{ any|} damaged panels {replaced or repaired|repaired or replaced} {as long as your|in the event that your|so long as the} warranty is {good|valid|in good standing}.

{Ironically, panels are|In reality, panels are the|The panels are also the} most affected by {heat|temperatures|temperature}. Panel efficiency {drops by approximately|decreases by about|declines by around} {1% each degree when|1percent per degree each time|one percent each degree} {the temperature exceeds|temperatures exceed|the temperature is above} {77degF|the 77 degree mark|77 degrees Fahrenheit} (or {25degC|25°C}).

{You can still cool them|It is possible to cool them|They can be cooled} by {raising them a|elevating them a|raising them just a} {few inches from|couple of inches above|few inches off} the {ground or roof|roof or ground|ground or the roof}. This {will allow for|allows|will permit} air circulation{ which can|, which will| that can} {help cool them and keep|aid in cooling them and keep|assist in cooling them while keeping} {them producing energy|the energy they produce|their energy production}. {While solar panel performance|Although solar panel performance|While the performance of solar panels} {in hot weather is not|in hot weather isn’t|during hot weather isn’t} something {you should stress|to be concerned|you should be worried} about{, your solar contractor| the solar company you choose to work with| Your solar contractor} will {consider local climate factors|take into account local climate conditions|be aware of local climate variables} when installing {panels|the panels}.

How to Replace or Repair Solar Panels

It is {best to hire|recommended to employ|recommended that you hire} {professionals|experts} {from|with the|at} [xfield_company] if your panels {need to be repaired|require repair|require repairs} or replaced.

If your panels {are losing efficiency|are not performing as they should|aren’t performing at their best}{, but still within| however, they are still covered by| and are not covered under} {a performance warranty or power|the terms of a performance warranty or an|the warranty for performance or} output warranty,{ you can|} {contact|call|get in touch with} [xfield_company] so they {can assist|can help|will be able to assist} you. {They will send someone|They’ll send someone|They’ll send a person} to {evaluate the situation|assess the issue|look into the issue} and {fix|repair|then repair} {or replace the panels|and replace your panels|them or even replace them}.

{You may be covered by|You could be covered under|There is a chance that you will be covered by} {a separate warranty if|an additional warranty in the event that|an additional warranty should} {your panels sustain physical damage|the panels suffer physical damage|your panels are damaged physically}. [xfield_company]  Solar contractors are qualified to {replace and repair|repair and replace} {your solar panels|the solar panel|their solar panels}. {You should not attempt|It is not recommended|Do not try} to {repair|fix} {or install solar panels|and install solar panels|the solar panel or set up solar systems} {on your own|yourself|by yourself}.

Protection for solar panels: warranties

[xfield_company] manufacturers of solar panels{ offer a variety| provide a range|, offer a range} of {warranties to ensure that|warranties that ensure|guarantees to ensure} you {have coverage and support|are covered and have support|will be covered and supported} {in the event of|for|during} {unusual|unexpected|unforeseen} {circumstances like large|situations like massive|circumstances such as large} hail{ or falling tree branch| or falling tree|, or falling tree} branches.

The {panel’s power output warranty|warranty for power output} {guarantees|assures|ensures} {that the panel will|it will|that it’ll} {perform|function|operate} at a {certain|specific|specified} {level for the duration|level throughout the term|amount for the duration} of the warranty{, usually|, typically|. Typically, it’s} 25 years. [xfield_company] manufacturer may {offer a 25-year warranty|provide a warranty of 25 years|provide a 25-year guarantee} that the{ peak|| maximum} {power output will not|performance will never|energy output won’t} {fall below|be lower than|drop below} 85 percent.

[xfield_company] manufacturers may {also offer an additional|offer a second|also provide a} warranty {promising a higher|that promises a greater|that promises higher} output {over a shorter|in a shorter period of|for a shorter amount of} {time|period of|period}. {A secondary warranty could|A second warranty may|The warranty can also} {guarantee no less than|provide no less than|be backed by a minimum of} 90{ percent|%} of the {initial power output over|power output at the beginning of|initial power output for} the first {ten|10} years.

{Most panels come with|The majority of panels come with|The majority of panels have} {a warranty for workmanship that|warranties for workmanship that|the warranty of workmanship which} {covers defective parts|will cover any defective components|includes defective parts}. {This usually applies to|The warranty typically covers|This typically applies to} the {first|initial} five years. {Also|In addition|Additionally}{, solar inverters come with| solar inverters have| the solar inverters are covered by} warranties {for a minimum of|that last for at least|of at least} 10 years. {These warranties often mean|This usually means|These warranties typically mean} that{ your solar panel|} maintenance {costs will be minimal|expenses will be low|cost will be minimal} or {even non-existent over|not even existent for|perhaps non-existent during} the {life of your|lifetime of your|duration of the} system.

Are solar panels difficult to maintain?

{Maintaining|Cleaning} {your solar panels|the solar panel|your panels’ solar power} is {easy|simple}. A quick {cleaning|clean|wash} {will make sure|can ensure that|will ensure} {your panels work efficiently if|your panels are working properly if|the panels function properly should} {you find|you discover|there is} any {debris, snow|snow, debris|snow, dirt}{,|} or dust. {Also, make sure that|Make sure|Be sure to check that} the warranty {on|for} your panels is {good|valid|in place} {so that if they do|to ensure that, should they|in order that if they} {break, you can get|break, you will be able to get|fail, you can have} {them replaced|them repaired|the panels replaced}.

If you {do this|follow this procedure}{, your| the| your} panels will {continue to work|work|operate} {at their peak|at maximum|to their maximum} {efficiency and provide|efficiency , and will provide|effectiveness and produce} {clean, renewable solar power|energy that is clean and renewable|the clean, renewable power of solar} for{ many|} years to {come|be|in the future}. {Our beginner’s guide|This beginner’s guide|Our guide for beginners} will {help you learn|guide you to learn|assist you in learning} more about {how to install|installing|the process of installing} solar panels {in your house|on your home|inside your home}.

[xfield_company] is the best way to start your solar journey.

[xfield_company] is the {nation’s largest online solar marketplace|largest solar marketplace online in the United States|largest online solar marketplace in the country}. {Sign up for a free|Register for a free|Join for a no-cost} account to connect {with the best|with the top|to the most reliable} solar {company|firm|business}. We {provide custom|offer customized|offer custom} {quotes that are tailored|estimates that are customized|quotes that are specifically tailored} to {your needs|your specific needs|meet your requirements}. [xfield_company] attracts over 10 million {visitors each|people each|visitors every} year to {learn more|find out more|educate themselves} about solar{, to| energy,|,} {shop for it and to|look for it, and to|purchase it and} invest. {Register today to discover|Sign up today to learn more about|Join today to find out} {how solar can help you|the ways solar can benefit you|how solar can benefit you}.

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The main reason why this happens is when you have a grid-tied solar system, it has safety measures preinstalled to shut down production in case of a power outage so as not to do extensive damage to the grid or the employees working on fixing the outage.

If you would like to be less dependent on the grid or ideally have no dependence, then you can add storage batteries to your solar system.
Backup batteries store the excess energy produced by solar for later use (for example, when there is a power outage). You can provide backup for some of your home appliances or all of them by installing more batteries depending on your energy consumption.

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