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Do solar panels require maintenance?

Solar panels work to use energy from the sun to power your home more efficiently, providing an alternative to electricity grids. They are becoming an increasingly popular option for homes and even commercial buildings across Australia. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of solar panels and why you need to carry out regular maintenance.

What are the benefits of solar panels?

Choosing solar panels for your home or building ensures that your home is clean and emission-free, meaning that it does not emit or contribute greenhouse gases or harmful pollutants to the environment.

Homes that have solar power are becoming more and more popular with buyers as they are environmentally conscious and save money on electricity bills.


Perhaps the most popular advantage of solar panels is the fact that they stop you from being so dependent on the grid, which also helps to decrease the costs of your electricity bills.


As solar panels require minimal maintenance, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to keep them clean and functioning correctly.

Do I need to carry out maintenance on my solar panels?

While solar panels require little maintenance, regular checks are essential for keeping them operating at peak condition. With regular maintenance, your solar panels will be less likely to develop faults, will maintain their optimal performance and will help maximise the return on your investment.

How to maintain solar panels

It’s recommended that you manually clean your solar panels at least two to four times a year to ensure that they are functioning effectively and absorbing as much of the sun’s energy and rays as possible. Cleaning your solar panels requires minimal effort – it simply involves you removing any leaves or debris that have landed on the panels and clearing any dust or lingering dirt with water.

If your solar panels are in a tilted position, it’s likely that they will require less maintenance as rainwater contributes strongly towards removing dirt or debris and the tilted position allows it to simply slide off the panel.

The difference between ground panels and roof panels

In terms of functionality, there are no differences between ground solar panels and roof solar panels as they serve the same purpose and work the same way. There are very few differences between how they are maintained as both require regular maintenance. However, it is perhaps easier to maintain ground solar panels rather than roof panels, simply because of their location and accessibility.

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