How Long do Solar Panels Last?

How Long do Solar Panels Last?

Solar panels contain photovoltaic cells that absorb sunlight energy and convert it into solar energy which in turn can be used as electricity to run electrical gadgets in households or commercial buildings. By installing solar panels at homes, they can generate electricity to run electrical systems including electric appliances, lighting, and water heating systems. Solar panels are a cost-effective, clean, and renewable source of energy.
Solar panels are reliable and are a long-term solution to a greener planet. Solar panels can last between twenty-five and thirty years if they are maintained and cared for properly. This does not mean that solar panels will expire after a certain time period, but it will need regular maintenance so you can maximise the energy output by the solar panels.

How to make solar panels last longer?

There are a number of things you can do to make your solar panels last longer. Let’s look at them one by one.

1. Maintenance

It is essential to take care of the solar panel system regularly. If you would like to more about the maintenance and cleaning of solar panels, head over to our blogpost “The Need for Timely Maintenance and Cleaning of Solar Panels”to know more.

 2. Replace Inverters and Batteries from time to time

The lifespan of Inverters (ten to fifteen years) and batteries are different to that of a solar panel, so they may need more maintenance or replacement at some point. It is crucial to check up on that aspect to maintain the efficiency of the energy output.

 3. Regular cleaning of Panels

Debris is the biggest problem with panels. Roof top solar panel systems may collect debris (dry leaves or dirt) on the glass of the panels. It is vital to remove debris from time to time or even daily to let the panels attract as much sunlight as possible.

4. Promising Solar Panel System Provider

The fourth is the prime aspect of making a solar panel system last longer than usual. You have to choose a promising provider, so that they help you get high quality equipment with warranty (inverters, batteries, solar panels etc). Choose a provider who can help you with the maintenance and do regular check-ups on the equipment and electrical work.

Tanway Engineering, a clean energy council accredited installer, operating in Perth/Brisbane provides guidance about rooftop solar panel system for Commercial/Residential/Business places. We visit your place to get an understanding of the surroundings and guide you in selecting the best fit equipment. Tanway Engineering provides photovoltaic solar systems with varying energy outputs that are suitable for your residence or home or business.
Install your dream solar panels with Tanway Engineering. Call us now to know more!

New Work Completed For Sikh Gurdwara at Perth!

New Work Completed For Sikh Gurdwara at Perth!

Taking one step towards a greener planet! Tanway Engineering has successfully completed another project for Sikh Gurdwara at Perth!

Thank you Sikh Gurdwara Management Perth for showing interest in switching to Solar and letting us install your 38.5kW Solar PV size with 104 x Jinko 370W panels and 2 x 15kW Fronius Symo Inverter (30kW) on your Place.

The Jinko panels have 25 year product and performance warranty and moreover, they are the largest solar panel manufacturer in the world. The Fronius inverters are European Made inverters, known for its quality and have 5+5 (extended) years warranty.

Tanway Engineering Pty Ltd is one of the most vetted names when it comes to the installation of commercial solar panel systems in Perth. We are home to some of the most qualified experts and technicians with years of experience who would go all the way to come up with some seamless service that will help to meet the energy needs in a green and clean way. We are accredited under the Clean Energy Council and would provide you with the best commercial solar panels in Perth.

Indeed, at Tanway Engineering Pty Ltd, would use all our experience and acumen to understand your specified energy needs and hence, would come up with an all-encompassing service that will justify your investment to the fullest.

Planning to Switch to Solar? Send us your address, email, phone number, and if your single or 3 phase and one of our team members will contact you regarding formal quotes and the possible package that fits your property.

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The Need for Timely Maintenance and Cleaning of Solar Panels

             The Need for Timely Maintenance and  Cleaning of Solar Panels

 

Solar panels are photovoltaic systems that trap or absorb sunlight energy and convert it into solar energy which in turn can be used as electricity to run electrical technologies and households. Installations of solar panels at homes can supply energy to all your household electrical systems including electric appliances, lighting, and water heating systems. Solar panels are a cost-effective, clean, and renewable source of energy. They provide a range of benefits as they are environment-friendly hence the installation of solar panels has gone up tremendously. As there is a rising demand in investing on solar panels, it is crucial to understand how to keep the equipment clean and maintain it regularly in order for it to function properly.


Solar panel systems need low maintenance compared to other electrical appliances. However, they do need your attention from time to time to ensure they are in good working condition. It will also ensure that the solar panel systems are delivering you the maximum output energy. It will also confirm that you are using them in the safest and most efficient manner.
First of let us discuss the methods of how they get unclean. The roof-top solar panel systems are set open on the roof; hence they will need to withstand strong winds, heavy rainfalls and other such natural calamities. Dust, bird droppings, rubbles may land on the solar panels. This might decrease the energy production and over time lead to the destructionor damaging of the panel parts.


The build-up of such foreign particles may block the sunlight thus affecting the performance of the solar panels.You will have to check for such build up of debris and clean it regularly. You can just wipe the panels with a piece of clean wet cloth. If you feel there is too much dust, you can even use a mild detergent to get a cleaner surface. Since the solar panels are fixed on your roof top they may also have parts that may begin to form rust over time, it is essential to check for them, remove rust and apply a fresh coat of paint before it deteriorates.


Whether it is commercial/business or residential/home solar systems it is necessary to get professional advice from a technical person to understand the cleaning and maintenance needs of your solar panel systems. The solar panels have to be clean, the other parts of the system should be working without any defect and the electrical wiring has to be safe and secure. Most of all, the whole system should be operating as intended to deliver the maximum energy output.The professional can check your systems for any malfunction or defects in order to rectify it and ensure that it works in perfect condition.


Tanway Engineering operates in Perth/Brisbane providing guidance on roof-top solar system installation and maintenance services. We provide photovoltaic solar systems with varying energy outputs that are suitable for your residence or home or business. Call us now to get professional advice on solar panel maintenance!

Why You Should Consider Installing Commercial Solar System for Your business!

Why You Should Consider Installing Commercial Solar System for Your business!

 

As we have already seen in our previous blogposts, the installation of solar systems has numerous advantages not just for homes but for businesses too. Most business institutions have many technological devices installed in their offices, which uses most of the electrical power supplied to the building. This can mean that you are paying high rates of electricity bills every month. The installation of commercial solar systems for your business can not just reduce those bills but also turn into a new investment. Usually, business spaces are comparatively small, and you may wonder where to install these solar systems. The roof-top solar systems are ideal for any small space business offices as long as you have enough sunlight to generate the power from it. Let us look at how these commercial solar systems are benefitting for you businesses.

 • Sustainable Living

The first and very important aspect of solar panel installations are that they are eco-friendly and promote a greener community. It is a renewable source of energy and you can generate power as long as you have sunlight. This can also mean that you are cutting down on your carbon footprint. Thus, constructing social responsibility and promoting a sustainable living.

Reduced Operating Cost

The roof-top solar panel system installation also reduces operating cost greatly. There is the initial cost you need to cover in buying the equipment, installation and setting up; however, you can consider this as a clever investment. The installation of solar photovoltaic systems can reduce your future energy bills, operating costs and save a big amount of money which you can put into running your business. You might even produce excess electricity which you can sell to other local buildings, which is again saving up more money.

Low Maintenance

There is absolutely no need to worry about the roof-top solar panels. They are strong and durable. They essentially will last a lifetime. They do not need assistance. However, it might need a little bit of cleaning from time to time but it does not cost much.

  • Better Brand Image

The installation of solar panels is a Social Responsibility. Your business promotes people to consider greener and renewable technologies. Your business also stands to reduce carbon footprints and tackle climate changes.
Thus, solar systems installations are not only ideal for residential or domestic spaces but also for commercial and business institutions.
Tanway Engineering operates in Perth/ Brisbane providing guidance on roof-top solar system installation and maintenance services. We provide photovoltaic solar systems with varying energy outputs that are suitable for your business institutions. Call us to know more!

Things to Consider Before Installing a Solar Photovoltaic System

Things to Consider Before Installing a Solar Photovoltaic System

Why should you install solar panels?

Solar panels contain photovoltaic cells that trap or absorb sunlight energy and convert it into solar energy which in turn can be used as electricity to run electrical technologies in households or any commercial buildings. By installing solar panels at homes, they can generate electricity to run electrical systems including electric appliances, lighting, and water heating systems. Solar panels are a cost-effective, clean, and renewable source of energy. Installation of solar panels means, you as an individual, are helping to make this planet a more sustainable place to live. Thus, installing solar panels gives us numerous advantages and benefits.

What are your energy needs?

Different homes or commercial complexes have different energy consumption needs. So, it is crucial to find out how much electrical energy is needed per day. Usually an average household in Australia uses 15-20-Kilowatt hour per day. Hence, you’ll need to install residential or domestic solar systems such that it fits your needs. If you are thinking of commercial or business solar power systems, then you probably will need more energy and that means installing a greater number of solar panels or solar panels with the capacity to produce more electrical energy. You will be advised to get batteries so that you can store the energy produced as most of our electrical energy usage happens after sundown. Although if you use the energy directly from the solar panels, that is during the daytime when the electrical energy is produced using sunlight, then you will not need a battery to store the energy for the night.

The other thing to be aware of, is the on grid, off grid and hybrid consumption methods. In an on-grid system solar farms are connected to your local electricity grid and as consumers you do not realize what the source of your electricity is. In off-grid system, your house / factory has deployed solar panels within your compound to generate electricity for your own use. In a hybrid system, you have solar panels that generate electricity and give it to your local grid but you consume electricity from the grid as normal and you only pay for difference in the usage using a net-meter.

Which type of solar panels should you install?

The type of solar panels to be installed will be guided by the professionals as their opinion is valuable. They will visit the place- whether residential, commercial or business places to see the location and to find out what type of solar systems (rooftop or free-standing solar panel systems) are the right ones for you and where exactly to fix them. We at Tanway Engineering provide high qualityequipment from premium brands like Risen, Jinko, Leapton, Jonki,JA,Qcell, Seraphim panels and Fronius, SMA, Goodwe, sungrow, HUAWEI inverters. It is essential you choose from quality brands as they ensure the output.

Who should you hire and how to do it?

Installations of equipment can be difficult without the right guidance. You should choose an experienced and trained professional who can help understand all the procedures throughout the installation. Choosing products from premium brands mentioned above also ensures that no damages occur in the long run and provides a warranty to the installed equipment.

Tanway Engineering, a clean energy accredited installer operating in Perth/Brisbane provides sufficient guidance about rooftop solar panel system installation and maintenance services. We visit your place to get an understanding of the surroundings and will guide you to understand the process. We choose the best equipment and provide maintenance services from time to time. Tanway Engineering offers photovoltaic solar systems with an output of 6.6-Kilowatt hour energy per day. Call us now to know more!

Is the Future Bright for Australia with Solar Energy?

Is the Future Bright for Australia with Solar Energy?

The future is bright not just for Australia but also for the entire world with solar energy. Solar energy contributed to 7% of electricity generation and 21% of the total electricity generation was from renewable sources (solar, wind, and hydro) in the year 2019 in the commonwealth of Australia. Australia aims to increase its production of energy from renewable resources by 40% by the year 2030. The government of Australia finds this an effective medium to tackle the environmental and climate crisis.

Australia is the sixth-largest country on the planet populated with over twenty-five million people. Generating power for so many households and commercial complexes can be an expensive and energy-consuming process. Australia uses a total of 230 billion Kilowatt-hours of electrical energy that is 9044-kilowatt hours per capita per year. A solid 73 percent of the electrical energy produced is from non-renewable sources such as fossil fuels (Coal, Natural gas, and Petroleum). The nation observed that the greenhouse gas emissions were a big 530.8 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent for the year 2019, adding on to which Australia witnessed a reduction in the numbers in the following year of 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. Thus, solar energy benefits the entire world. It is renewable energy with no harmful emissions and has low operating and maintenance costs.

As we are at the peak of the climate crisis, it will positively be a moral start for Australia to transition into solar energy especially because of its numerous advantages. Cutting down on our greenhouse gas emissions is every individuals’ responsibility and the best option for the production of clean and cost-effective energy is using solar panels. Australia has an average of 2200 – 3200 hours of bright sunshine, which makes it a perfect place to use excess and free sunlight for the production of electrical energy. Thus, Australia has a very bright future with solar energy production in the coming years.

Tanway Engineering contributes to this platform by creating sustainable and renewable energy through the usage of solar panels. By now, you are probably wondering what solar panels can do to save the planet, here is how. Solar panels are photovoltaic systems that trap or absorb sunlight energy and convert it into solar energy which in turn can be used as electricity to run electrical technologies and households. Installations of solar panels at homes can supply energy to all your household electrical systems including electric appliances, lighting, and water heating systems. Solar panels are a cost-effective, clean, and renewable source of energy. Installing rooftop solar panel systems can be effective towards reducing greenhouse gases and hence an effective method to tackle climate change, which is increasing at a drastic rate.

Having known the benefits of solar panels, are you wondering how you can avail this facility?

Tanway Engineering is an electrical contracting company that assists people with residential, home, domestic and commercial/business solar panel installation. We provide rooftop solar panel system installation and maintenance services in Brisbane/Perth (one of the sunniest cities in Australia).

Phone: +61 449722260 – +61 426445866
Email: info@tanwayengineering.com.au

SOLAR ENERGY, Main Benefits

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SOLAR ENERGY and its main benefits

 

Renewable energy is extracted from natural sources and has the virtue of being inexhaustible. One of them is solar energy.

This energy is obtained by taking advantage of the magnetic radiation of the sun. Furthermore, the technique has evolved over time. At present, heat and light have been used by various sensors.

Why use solar energy?

 

The benefits of solar energy are innumerable and that is why it is one of the most promising. In addition, this type of renewable energy does not pollute and can be used on a global scale. Contributes to the establishment of sustainable development in Australia and job creation.

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Where can solar panels be used?

 

The implementation of this renewable energy is practical, easy and durable. The system consists of the installation of solar panels and requires relatively simple maintenance.
It can be put into operation in your homes and farms to optimize energy consumption. In addition, it generates a culture of savings due to the significant reduction in monthly costs. The latter being one of the reasons that explain the good projection of solar technology. Solar power plants do not emit polluting gases and are very quiet.

Advantages of using solar panels?

 

In recent years, solar energy has become one of the most widely used renewable energies. Its percentage of use has increased throughout the planet.

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Due to the contribution that these have in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, they are friendly to the environment.

However, solar energy has other advantages, which are obvious to us. Your knowledge helps when choosing. Some of the benefits of using solar panels are:

  • Economic savings: Savings are the main reason why many people prefer the installation of solar panels. The value of the installation is recoverable over time, saving the monthly service fee.
  • Inexhaustible source: The solar energy service is guaranteed to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and even when there are times of cloudiness. Due to its storage capacity.
  • Low maintenance cost: Most likely after installation, annual maintenance will suffice. In addition, the warranty for solar panels can be up to 25 years.
  • Its effect on the environment: Without a doubt, solar energy for the environment is quite relevant. Well, its management does not increase global warming since it does not produce greenhouse gases.

Solar panel doubts

For these and more reasons, solar energy is the best alternative to renewable energy.
It is normal to have doubts about solar panels. We are Tanway Engineering "no job is small". Tanway Engineering also provides new installations, maintenance, upgrade, renovation and alteration services.
We know that the use of renewable energy has many benefits for you. There is a solution for each of your questions. In the company we will solve your doubts. The company supports you in your transition to renewable energy. Also, if you have any questions about installing solar panels in Australia or a nearby state, you can contact us.
Also, your opinions are important to the company. You can send your opinions, testimonials and suggestions. At Tanway Engineering we generate quality solutions and we seek your satisfaction.