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The Lifespan of Solar Panels

by | Jan 6, 2021 | news | 0 comments

Homeowners across Canada are turning toward solar energy. A common question we get is asking how long your new solar panels will last. The average lifespan of solar panels is 25 years. However, this doesn’t mean the panels on your roof will stop producing electricity after a couple of decades. It just means that after that point, their energy production may decrease beyond what solar panel manufacturers will guarantee their rated production output.

 

Factors That Impact Your Panels Performance

When it comes to technology, there is no such thing as perfection. There are a few different factors that may impact the efficiency or performance of your solar panel system.

MOUNTING POSITION

Solar panels function based on how much solar energy they can absorb. To enhance the efficiency of a solar panel, make sure it is installed facing as much sun as possible. As the sun moves across the sky throughout the day, the varying roof surfaces on the house will absorb different amounts of sunlight at different times so how the system is mounted at an individual installation location will affect energy production. At Solarwyse we are able to assist you in choosing the best mounting position.

TEMPERATURE

If you’re considering installing solar panels, you should consider the average temperature of your current location. Extreme amounts of excess heat can actually reduce production. Make an effort to arrange your panels in a way that allows sufficient airflow to keep them at the best temperature for prime operating conditions.

Extending the Lifespan of Your Solar Panels

You may be wondering how you can help extend the lifespan of your solar panels. That is where a qualified solar installation team who can monitor the state of your entire system will help. While you can do your part in keeping the panels clean and free of debris, a professional can analyze the energy production of your system, including for individual panels if you are using microinverters, to identify potential damage over time.  If you attempt to dismantle or examine your solar system on your own, you may end up doing more damage and voiding the warranty.

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