Do Residential Solar Panels Require a Lot of Maintenance?

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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Everything You Need to Know About Claiming the Solar Tax Credit

Reading Time: 3 minutes You probably already know there’s no greater financial incentive to go solar than the 30% federal Investment Tax credit, but when it comes to claiming it on your taxes, it never hurts to have a refresher. We don’t want you to have any solar related stresses in your life, so we’ve put together this helpful example below to take at least some of your tax-related stress away before April 15.

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10 Simple Ways to Make Your Office Greener

Did you hear the news? Going green in the workplace is the new hot trend in the business world. Turns out that using environmentally-friendly practices in and around the office benefits both the planet and your business’s bottom line. But I’m not going to lie to you —...

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How Long Do Solar Panels Really Last?

Remember when you bought your first car, and the salesperson kept emphasizing how great that particular model was because it would ‘outlast’ the competition? By a show of hands, how many of you are still driving that first car? Not many right? Moving parts means wear...

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