How Do I Maintain My Solar System

Learn how you can maintain your solar system

System Maintenance

Maintaining your solar system is essential to ensure it continues to operate efficiently and generate the maximum amount of electricity. Regular maintenance will help your solar system continue to generate clean and renewable energy efficiently.


Here are some key maintenance tips for your solar system:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Solar panels can accumulate dust, dirt, leaves, and bird droppings over time, which can reduce their efficiency. Cleaning your solar panels once or twice a year, or more frequently if you live in a dusty or polluted area, can help maintain their performance.
      • How to Clean: You can clean your solar panels with a gentle rinse using a low-pressure hose. Follow up with a soft towel or cloth to dry the panels. Rain can also help keep your panels clean.
      • Important: Do not use a pressure washer or any cleaning supplies, as they can damage the panels.
        • Better Earth does not provide on-site panel cleaning services. However, if you'd like to have your panels professionally cleaned, you may find local companies that offer this service. These services are becoming more popular every year.
        • Please be aware that if a panel cleaning company makes any alterations to our installation, the workmanship warranty for your system may be voided.
  1. Shade Management:
      • Keep an eye on any nearby trees or structures that could cast shadows on your solar panels. If new shading issues arise, consider trimming or removing obstructive shading.
  1. Monitoring:
      • Regularly monitor the performance of your solar system using the SolarEdge Monitoring Portal. This will help you identify any issues or decreases in performance.
  1. Inverter Maintenance:
      • Inverters are an essential component of your solar system. Make sure they are free of dust and debris, and check for any warning lights or error messages.
  1. Battery Maintenance (if applicable):
      • If your solar system includes energy storage batteries, follow the manufacturer's guidelines for maintenance and safety checks.

If you do experience any issues with your system, check out how you can get your system serviced.

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Last updated on December 4, 2023