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Solar Panels Maintenance and Operation

What is involved in maintaining and operating a solar panel system?
Maintaining a solar panel system is relatively simple because there are no moving parts. For grid-connected systems, minimal maintenance is required, including keeping the panels free of any debris such as fallen leaves, bird droppings or excessive build-up of dust. For stand-alone, off-grid or battery-backup systems, the batteries usually require the most maintenance. Your solar panel system installer will provide instructions about simple maintenance that you can do yourself. This usually involves hosing off the panels once or twice each year. Many installers will include this service as part of the installation, or will charge a nominal fee for regular cleaning.


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