It’s exciting to invest in clean energy by installing solar panels on your home or office! This solar energy system can last for years if you are proactive about maintenance and care. You invest in the equipment right now, then reap the benefits of free electricity for up to 20 – 25 years or more!
What do you need to know about your new solar panel installation? Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you are preparing for the installation:
1. File Your Documents
Your solar panel installation team will provide information, such as the work contract and warranty details for the equipment. You might need to reference the paperwork in the future, so it’s a good idea to file everything, so it is easy to find. Make sure you always know the model numbers, warranty coverage, and other applicable information in case repairs or servicing are needed.
2. Connecting to the Grid
Even if your solar panels are sufficient to provide the energy that you use each day, your system will still be connected to the grid. Your current electricity meter will be replaced with an import/export meter that shows how much energy you are providing to the grid vs. how much energy you use. Make sure the right processes are followed for this connection – the local energy distributor will need to be notified of the meter change.
3. Take Advantage of Tax Incentives
Did you know that you can recover a portion of your investment in the form of tax incentives? Talk to your solar installation provider for more information about how you can maximize the financial benefits that are available. There might be tax credits available on a state and federal level.
4. Cleaning and Maintenance for the Solar Panels
Finally, be proactive about caring for your equipment. Keeping the panels clear of bat/bird droppings, debris, dust, leaves, and other issues helps to improve the overall efficiency of your solar panels. Additionally, these maintenance tasks are beneficial in reducing wear and tear over time.
One option is to invest in bird-proofing for your solar panels, which is something we at Pozitive Enterprises can help with! This installation is a small investment compared to the amount of money you put into the equipment. But it’s worth the cost because you can reduce the damage to the solar panels because of bird droppings.
Solar Panel Maintenance from an Expert Team
The simplest solution to keep up with your solar panel maintenance and cleaning is to reach out to our pro team at Pozitive Enterprises. Call us at your convenience to learn more about solar panel bird proofing and regular cleaning services.
Contact us for an estimate and to learn about other available services as well, including screen repair and professional window cleaning for residential and commercial properties: (951) 710-7044.