If you’ve decided to go solar, congratulations! You’re about to join the ranks of homeowners who are saving money and reducing their carbon footprints. But before you sign on the dotted line, it’s important to do your research and make sure you understand everything about your new solar panels.
Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your Sunpower solar panels:
Keep them clean: One of the most important things you can do to ensure that your solar panels are working efficiently is to keep them clean. In general, it’s best to hose them down with clean water every few months. If you live in an area with a lot of dust or pollen, you may need to clean them more often.
Don’t block them: Another important thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t block your solar panels with trees, shrubs, or anything else. If something is shading part of your panel, it could reduce its output by up to 30%.
Monitor their performance: Just like any other appliance in your home, it’s a good idea to check on your solar panels every now and then to make sure they’re performing as they should be. Sunpower offers a monitoring service that can send you alerts if there are any issues with your system.
Avoid shading: Another important factor in keeping your solar panels efficient is to make sure they’re not shaded by trees or other objects. Even a small amount of shading can reduce the output of your panels by a significant amount.
By following these simple tips, you can rest assured that you’re getting the most out of your Sunpower solar panels and doing your part to save the planet!
What are some other tips you would add for getting the most out of solar panels? Let us know in the comments! And if you’re thinking about making the switch to solar, be sure to check out our Solar 101 guide for everything you need to know.
These are only a few tips to get the most efficient use of your solar panels, but following these will help immensely. Also, if you have any questions about solar do not hesitate to reach out to Sunpower or another qualified installer in your area. Going solar has never been easier and the benefits are endless! Contact us today and let’s get started on powering your home with clean, renewable energy.
It’s no secret that solar panels are a great way to save money and help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. But before you sign on the dotted line, it’s important to do your research and make sure you understand everything about your new solar panels.