What You Need To Know About Winter Solar Maintenance

What You Need To Know About Winter Solar Maintenance

At Lumina, our services go beyond installation. We’re attuned to the specific challenges that homeowners with solar systems may encounter during the colder months. Our sister company, Fusion Solar Services, has identified key concerns from homeowners and crafted proactive approaches to ensure optimal solar performance during the colder months. Explore these solutions designed to address winter-related issues head-on and safeguard your solar investment.

Underproduction for Less Sunny Days

  • Homeowners often experience a slight decrease in solar production during the winter due to shorter days and less sunlight. This can result in concerns about energy bills spiking. To address this, it’s crucial to set realistic expectations for winter energy production and explore ways to optimize the system for lower light conditions.

Roof Leaks From Melting Snow & Ice

  • Winter weather brings challenges such as roof leaks and the melting of snow and ice around solar panels. Fusion Solar Services provides solutions by offering roof leak services as well as solar removal and reinstallation services. This ensures the integrity of both the solar system and the roof, addressing potential issues caused by winter precipitation.
Snow-covered field in Baltimore, Maryland, featuring trees and brick row homes in the background

System & Communication Issues

  • Regular system evaluations are crucial to identify and address any potential issues promptly. Additionally, communication issues may arise during winter due to weather-related factors. Homeowners are advised to schedule routine check-ups to ensure their systems are operating optimally.

We also recommend that homeowners adopt a proactive mindset to address potential issues and enhance system performance. By incorporating these suggestions into your routine, you’ll ensure efficient energy production and prolong the life of your solar investment. 

Understand Your Solar Production

  • Educate yourself on how solar production varies during winter months. While it’s natural to experience a dip in output, knowing what to expect can help you plan accordingly and avoid unnecessary concerns about bill spikes.

Implement Snowguards

  • Consider incorporating snowguards into your solar system. Fusion Solar Services can assist in seamlessly integrating them into your existing setup or including them in the design of a new system. This proactive measure can prevent snow buildup and maintain efficient energy production.

Get Regular Maintenance Checks

  • Schedule routine maintenance checks with Fusion Solar Services to address any potential issues before they escalate. This proactive approach can help identify and resolve problems related to roof leaks, snow/ice melting, and communication glitches.
Enphase electrical box for home solar system with red and white warning sign.

Winter maintenance is essential to ensure your solar system operates smoothly during the colder months. By understanding the challenges and implementing proactive approaches recommended by Fusion Solar Services, homeowners can enjoy a hassle-free winter with a reliable and efficient solar energy system. Stay ahead of the curve by taking the necessary steps to safeguard your investment and maximize the benefits of solar power year-round.

For all of your solar needs, reach out to the team at Lumina Solar today.

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