5 Factors that Affect Solar Panel Efficiency

It’s hard to believe computers used to take up entire rooms or that your cell phone has more computing power than was necessary to put men on the Moon, but it's all true. We’ve come a long way since the 1960’s and 70’s, but surprisingly we’re still using solar...

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Do Residential Solar Panels Require a Lot of Maintenance?

As far as the cleaning of the panels is concerned, it certainly doesn’t hurt to give them a good hosing down every few months, but it isn’t a requirement. Most panels are designed to stay relatively clean as long as they’re exposed to a little rain now and again.
If you live in a particularly dusty area or the local birds just really hate renewable energy devices, then you might consider more periodic cleaning. The more debris or gunk that lives on your solar panels, the less energy they’ll be able to produce from limited sunlight.
Other than that there’s no maintenance required for residential solar panels. There are no moving parts involved in the system, and most modules come with a 30+-year expected lifespan.

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