Solar Panel Maintenance

If you’re the owner of a new set of solar panels, you’ll likely already be aware that they require little maintenance. While there is truth to that, it’s always a good idea to perform routine maintenance and cleaning to ensure they’re working at their best.

How often do solar panels need cleaning?

Professionals recommend a clean at least every four to six months to remove debris, mineral buildup, bird droppings or anything else that may have lodged on the panel. If your panels are accessible, you can use a leaf blower or a hose to gently wash away minimal surface dirt.

If you want to maximise the energy output of your panels, keep track of your solar system monitor to ensure the performance levels are consistent. It also doesn’t hurt to inspect your panels as often as possible. When doing this, check for any damage or debris and anything else that’s not normal.

solar panels on a roof

When to call a solar panel maintenance professional

If you do find something that is not normal during your inspection, or if accessibility is a problem to clean your panels, you should call a professional to assist you. It is recommended to have your panels maintained and checked at least once every couple of years even if you clean them regularly.

When you call us for solar panel maintenance, we’ll thoroughly clean your panels, analyse your system’s overall performance and check for performance degradation. We’ll also physically check your panels and cabling for signs of damage or wear.

Our step-by-step maintenance check of your solar system

Proper solar maintenance will not be possible without a thorough examination of the system. How we analyse your solar system’s overall performance and check over any signs of deterioration are covered by these steps:
  1. Check the inverter settings and make sure they are all correct and up-to-date.
  2. Test the array for voltage, amps and insulation testing.
  3. Write down results.
  4. Clean all panels.
  5. Re-test the array and work out the efficiency.
  6. Give all information to customers and talk them through the next stage, if one arises. 
We will happily extend our professional assistance to whatever is recommended in our findings, whether it be repairs, replacements, or upgrades. Easy Cool Air is with you every step of the way to ensure you are getting the most out of your solar investment.
technician checking inverter box

Why call Easy Cool Air?

The friendly team at Easy Cool Air are the specialists solar panel maintenance. We are locals who know the area and understand what solar panels have to endure under the harsh, Far North Queensland sun and wild weather.

Our cleaning process is unique, and the non-toxic and non-acidic cleaning agents we use clean thoroughly but do not degrade the panels. We take extra time to ensure we leave you with a smile and a solar system that’s performing at optimal levels. Contact us for a free quote and we’ll show you what we can do.

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