Like any investment, it is important to know what ongoing expenses to expect before the initial investment — a rooftop solar array is no different. Luckily, routine maintenance by a professional is not necessary and you will only need to call a professional if there is a system malfunction. The rooftop photovoltaic system is expected to produce energy for decades without any maintenance. You will need to replace your solar power inverter at the end of its life cycle but there is no need for regular professional solar maintenance.
Even being exposed to all different kinds of weather, solar panels remain fairly clean. The PV module glass is very slippery and most things slide right off, so you won’t have to worry about paying a professional to clean the rooftop panels. If you are worried about dust, it shouldn’t be an issue as far as cleanliness or energy production. According to rooftop solar research, an article published in Solar Pro magazine, it is important to note all of the variables such as rainfall in your region and the cost of hiring a professional to clean your panels. However, for the most part there is not a significant loss of energy from debris and it is not worthwhile to get the panels regularly cleaned.
You could occasionally clean your own solar panels especially if you want to assure that your photovoltaic system is in the best possible shape. To clean away any dust, dirt, or grime that is on the panels you can use an extension pole with a soft brush or a squeegee attached. Remember to never use cold water on the panels to prevent the glass from cracking and potentially disrupting the warranty.
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