The South Australian climate can be a difficult one to manage – especially when dealing with delicate materials and mechanisms such as those found in home solar panels in Adelaide and South Australia as well.
Always be aware of them when temperatures reach their most extreme and keep a general eye on them to prevent them from any serious damage.
Which parts of the home solar panels require the most maintenance?
The exterior of most home solar panels is made up of thick glass and it’s this part which requires the most maintenance. Inside this thick glass, you’ll find the electrical components of the panels however these are generally well protected.
How often should you clean your home solar panels?
A little attention on a regular basis can make a huge difference to the life span of your solar panels. Aim to clean them approximately 4 times annually, increasing this if weather conditions have been particularly extreme.
If your home is subject to heavy dust or if your panels are situated in a place where leaf fall is a problem, you may have to clean your panels more regularly.
How do you clean home solar panels?
There are two main methods for keeping your home solar panels well maintained.
You can purchase a solar panel cleaning kit, which will include liquid soap, cloths and 2 brushes – one small and one with a long handle. You’ll need to mix the soap with water then dip the brush in and rub it lightly over the solar panels. Do not allow the soap to dry on the solar panels as this will block the amount of sunlight that they can absorb – instead, wipe it off when the panels are still wet.
You could also install a monitoring system which will help to alert you when the performance of your solar panels begins to drop. This will most likely indicate that cleaning is required and systems such as this will help you to diagnose any issues as soon as they arise.
According to this solar company, (http://ionics.com.au) – “If there are any areas of your solar panels which you are not able to clean yourself, it is well worth hiring a professional in order to keep them in optimum condition.”