The main benefits of photovoltaic systems are no monthly biling charges, electricity is generated for more than
20 years withocut any need for traditional fuels, solar P.V systens are durable, the systems are suitable for any
part of the Country such as under-serviced areas, no noise pollution is generated and the production of power is environmentally friendly.
Since there are no moving parts , solar panels require very little maintenance. Once you have covered the installation cost of solar panels , there are not many
costs associated with maintaining them.
Having Said this, you should inspect them a few times per year for dirt or some other things that might have piled on top. It is important that the panels
are clean and there is nothing bloccking them from efficiently absorbing the sun.
Before cleaning the panels yourself, you should consult with your installer about the warranty conditions. Some solar panel manufacturerscould terminate
the warranty if any self cleaning is done.
For a general cleaning , you can just use normal garden hose to wash the face of the panels. You should do this in the morning or evening. Also avoid spraying
them with cold water while they are hot because that might damage them.
Moreover, if the panels need some more cleaning that the hose cannot provide , you can use a sponge with soapy water to scrub them. You can also get the services of a cleaning
company. This is advisable if the panels are too high or need more thorough cleaning.
You should have your systems examined every 4-6 years by the installer. Its is also a good idea to ask your installer about specific maintenance requirements
for your solar system. The Most Common location for the installation of solar panels is the roof. Most roofs typically have desired specification for the installation, so that panels get the maximum sunlight.
Nevertheless, if installation on the roof is not applicable or desired, the solar panels could also be mounted on the ground. you just need to make sure that there are no objects blocking access to sunlight.