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!