A solar panel system can function for many years. High-quality solar panel systems have a life of over 25 years, with most of them lasting up to 30 years. You can expect consistent savings in electricity bills for all those years by going solar.
However, you are worried that the maintenance costs over time will accrue and may dent any potential savings you enjoy from your solar project.
That’s a valid concern, and here’s what you should know about operating and maintaining your solar panel system.
They Require Little Maintenance. Period.
Your solar panel installer will set up everything, including the panels, the battery, the connections, and the works. Once they are done, you won’t have to do anything.
Switching over to battery in the event of a power outage would be configured to operate with no human intervention.
For the medium to long-term, the solar power systems will not require minimum maintenance since they do not have any movable parts. They don’t wear; they don’t tear. They’ll keep performing at their optimum best.
Solar Lease or PPA Projects
If your solar project is on solar lease or on PPA, then the solar company is responsible for all maintenance activities. You need not worry about anything. From routine care to technical repairs and parts replacement, your solar provider will take care of everything.
The only care your solar power systems require is periodic cleaning. Every few months, you may have to clean away the dust and debris collected on the panels. That’s about it, and in most locations in NJ, the rain will do all the cleaning for you.
If you have purchased your solar power system, or financed it with a solar loan, you will be required to perform these maintenance tasks yourself.
Long-term technical support, including repairs, replacements, and warranty fulfillment, is a critical area that requires your attention when purchasing your solar power system.
With every solar power installation, you get two warranties – manufacturer’s warranty on equipment and solar installer’s warranty on their service. These warranties will determine how much operations and maintenance support you will get and at what cost.
Some manufacturers offer as little as 5 years of warranty on their solar panels. Likewise, some installers offer a few years of service warranty too. So, once the warranty expires, you are on your own. All repairs and replacements will cost you money.
That’s why, Green Power Energy works with highly reputed brands that offer 25-year warranties on their products. At the same time, we too offer a 25-year service warranty.
If you face any issues with your solar power system, we offer free labor support for 25 years and coordinate with manufacturers to ensure that your warranty is fulfilled.