What Can Damage Solar Panels?

Your solar power system is built to last. A typical solar system can last anywhere from 25-30 years, and continue to produce electricity even after that length of time. Because solar panels can last for such a long period of time it is important to protect your panels from physical damages so they can continue to perform at an optimal level. 

How are Solar Panels Protected?

To keep your solar panels protected, they are comprised of multiple solar cells, which are then encased in durable glass for protection. Underneath the glass is a layer of insulation that has a protective back sheet. This is done to protect against any heat or humidity that might get beneath the panels. Your solar panels also come equipped with an anti-reflective coating that allows them to absorb maximum power from the sun.

Common Ways Solar Panels Can Be Damaged:

  • Branches, leaves, and other debris can scratch your solar panels and lower the amount of energy produced. To help your solar panels stay protected, maintain the trees around your home so that branches and dirt don’t fall on your roof. Clean your solar panels with a garden hose and a soft cloth once a year for maximum efficiency.
  • Bad weather is damaging to all roofs, and hailstorms are no exception. If you experience extreme weather in your area, make sure to talk to your solar technician, who can help you determine the right installation to protect your solar panels.
  • Water can be another way your solar panels can become damaged. Similar to the windows on your house, solar panels have a water-tight sealing to protect them. 

A.M. Sun Solar’s System & Workmanship Warranty 

Your solar system warranty includes a 25-year warranty on your solar panels, a 12-year warranty on the inverter, and guaranteed workmanship for 12 years, which is 20% higher than any other solar local company.

Our dedicated in-house warranty specialists can repair any issues you may have with your system. That means you’ll be taken care of long after your solar is installed. As a part of A.M. Sun Solar’s commitment to providing the highest quality service and optimized solar energy system performance, we also provide a solar panel cleaning and maintenance program, A.M. Sun Shine.

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