Solar Installation Maintenance in Florida
With no moving parts, modern solar photovoltaic (PV) panels rarely suffer from physical wear and tear. And because they’re covered with protective tempered glass, today’s PV panels can withstand impacts from hail and other falling debris.
This resilience explains why the solar manufacturers we partner with can safely warranty their PV panels for 25 years or longer.
The same is true of the other solar components that go into your installation. Racking, inverters, monitoring technology, and even most electrical panels all come with warranty protection that puts most energy generation technologies to shame.
As such, the maintenance requirements for solar are almost nonexistent. Once your panels are installed, they run silently in the background, generating free and clean energy with every new sunrise.
However, there are a few caveats:
- Although high-quality solar panels can withstand most impacts, a falling tree branch may be heavy enough to crack the tempered glass. But because solar is a modular technology, you only need to replace the broken panel – not the entire system.
- In some colder climates, excessive snowfall can prevent sunshine from reaching the solar panels underneath. So you’ll need to occasionally brush off the modules with a broom.
And there’s one more exception to this “zero-maintenance” rule.
Many homeowners prefer to clean their solar panels on a regular basis – either on their own or by hiring a professional cleaning service. But as you’ll soon see, even this maintenance step isn’t really necessary.