The Ultimate Homeowner’s Guide to Caring for Solar Panels

Do I Need to Clean or Otherwise Care for My Solar Panels?

You finally made the decision to get solar panels for your home, and you have gotten them all installed on the roof. Now you can kick back and just forget about them, right? Or can you? Do those solar panels require maintenance? Do they need to be cleaned or otherwise cared for in order to do their job?

Since you probably didn’t think about this before you decided to have solar panels installed, you will be happy to learn that in fact, your solar panels require very little maintenance. They are usually made from anodized aluminum, so they do not attract dust and do not rust. They are fixed in place, so they do not require any lubricant and are unlikely to shift in any way.

That being said, there are some situations where you may want to clean your solar panels. Here is what you need to know about caring for your solar panels.

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Should You Wait for Solar Technology to Improve Before Going Solar?

Residential Solar Power Makes Perfect Sense – Or Does It?

Residential and commercial solar power is popping up everywhere you look, and many of the stories about its rise in popularity tend to focus on evolving tech. With drastic improvements in cost and efficiency of power generation and storage capabilities on the rise month after month, it can be hard to keep up with the rising star of renewable energy that is solar power.

These days, it seems that the trend is fueled as much by a desire to adopt new green technologies as it is to save money on one’s monthly power bill. To sweeten the pot, some states even offer tax incentives that make solar power installation all the more desirable. Even in states that offer zero incentives, homeowners can reap great returns in as few as 12 years.

So given solar’s rapid evolution, how can you know when it’s the right time to make the switch to residential solar panels for your home’s energy? Read on to find out.

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