Spring Cleaning for Your Solar Panels

Spring Cleaning for Your Solar Panels

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Spring Cleaning for Your Solar Panels

We are finally seeing an end to the cold winter. While spring is a season that your solar power system absolutely loves, we encourage you to get your panels in the best shape possible to enjoy the warmer, sunnier seasons!

Monitor System Performance

Before you schedule a professional inspection, the first step is to check your solar system’s production levels. Monitoring your system’s output is essential; a sudden drop in energy production can be an early indicator of potential issues. Most solar systems come with monitoring software that allows you to track energy production in real-time. Look for any significant changes in output that might suggest problems or inefficiencies within your system.

Visual Inspection

Next, conduct a simple visual inspection from the ground. Look for any visible signs of damage, such as cracks on the solar panels or loose and hanging wires. While solar panels are designed to withstand harsh weather and damage is very rare, it’s always good to check for any issues that may have arisen during winter storms.

Check for Shading

As the seasons change, so can shading patterns. New construction, growing trees, or even the shifting angle of the sun can create shadows that weren’t there before, potentially impacting your panels’ effectiveness. Take a moment to assess if there are new shading issues and consider trimming any branches that might be causing obstructions.

Schedule a Professional Inspection

For a thorough maintenance check, nothing compares to a professional inspection. Experienced solar technicians (like us) can perform in-depth assessments, including checking connections, ensuring the inverter is working correctly, and identifying any not-so-obvious issues. 

Lumina Solar electrician performing electrical services on the side of a home

In conclusion, spring cleaning your solar panels is more than a chore; it’s an investment in the longevity and efficiency of your solar energy system. By starting with a performance check and following through with professional servicing, you ensure your system is ready to harness the power of the sun throughout the sunny seasons. This not only maximizes your energy savings but also supports a greener, more sustainable planet.

As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, let’s make sure your solar panels are at their best. By giving them a little TLC this spring, we can look forward to a season of abundant energy production and the many benefits that come with it.

For more information on Lumina’s solar maintenance services, contact us here.

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