So you have done your research and understand what it takes to install solar panels, but what about the efforts you have to put into maintaining the solar panels. Luckily, the systems used today for homes are created with solar cells encapsulated in glass, securely mounted to metal racks. These systems have no removable parts. Once setup and installed, they require very little maintenance.
However, other things like the region you resign in will make a considerable difference when it comes to maintaining your system. For example, if you live in a place that goes through a lot of snow during the winter, you will have to spend some type taking the snow off your solar panels. If you live in an urban area, where there is a lot of dirt in the air, you will have to clean the dirt off the glass of your panels consistently to ensure maximum efficiency. If it rains frequently, you will not have to worry about that because it will simply wash it away and dry up, keeping your solar panels clean and operating sufficiently.
If your house is surrounded by trees, overlooking your solar panels, you will have to keep an eye on falling leaves, making sure the leaves don’t cover the panels. This requires very little effort. All that is needed is a quick wipe down with a clean broom.
Besides the basic maintenance of the panels, if you have installed an off grid system you will have to keep an eye on your systems backup batteries and for some systems, backup generators. These components will require a little more effort. You should schedule a service check to ensure your entire system is operating as it should be.
If your solar panel system is tied to a grid with your local utility company, you will have an inverter working in your system. This will play as an electric converter that your solar panels use to generate alternating current that your house appliances can use. This part is very important and should be inspected on a regular basis.