Let There Be Light!

Solar panel maintenance in the summer is necessary to maintain the efficiency of your home solar system. With all the sunshine the season offers, it is a peak production period.

Because solar panels are designed to be durable, withstand the elements, and have no moving parts, they need very little maintenance. But it is good practice to clean the solar panels once a year and remove anything that might be blocking sun from the panels. It is the best maintenance to review the solar panel monitoring system to ensure it is still performing optimally.   

Give the solar panels a good clean this summer and let there be light!

Solar System Warranty and Panel Cleaning.

Solar panel installation in NJ is often covered by a warranty. Before cleaning any panels, review the terms and conditions of the solar system and panel warranty. Sometimes cleaning is covered by a maintenance warranty. If you feel the warranty is unclear in this matter, contact your solar service provider.    

Call In The Professionals for Rooftop Solar Panel Cleaning.

When you have a rooftop solar system, safety must always be the first consideration. Let a professional service provider clean the panels as they have all the necessary equipment to work safely on a rooftop. Ask your solar service provider if they clean panels or can provide a recommendation.        

How to Make Ground-Mounted Solar Panels Shine.

Residential solar panels in NJ are sometimes ground-mounted, and you might choose to clean the panels yourself. SunPower suggests cleaning the panels early in the morning or evening, as high heat will cause streaks and smears. However, if you feel more comfortable having your solar panels maintained professionally, our experts at Greenhouse Solar are always available.     

Remove The Shade.

Solar panels must be kept free from shade to function optimally. Check during daylight hours for trees or plants that shade the panels and trim them back. If there are other obstructions, remove them if possible. 

Review The Solar Panel Monitoring System.

Double-check that the light of the inverters is flashing green. It is an indication that there are no problems with the system.   

Our experts at Greenhouse solar provide high-quality solar installation, back up power and maintenance in Morris County and Northern NJ, for both residential and commercial properties. If you need assistance with solar panel maintenance in the summer, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Getting Off the Grid has Become Even More Important

Unpredictable and irregular weather incidents are happening more frequently, and as we come to terms with how climate change will continue to affect us, you may be wondering about viable off the grid energy solutions. We’re seeing hurricanes and tropical storms in New Jersey, tornadoes in Kentucky, unprecedented wildfires throughout California, and who can forget the recent Texas freeze that left people without power in some parts of the state for more than one month.

While solar panels won’t solve all of our climate-related crises, going off the grid by investing in a home solar system is a great way to help protect your household against severe and irregular weather incidents, which experts predict will happen more and more frequently. Solar panels don’t rely on your city’s power supply – they gather sunlight and turn it into energy that powers your home, and solar batteries are able to store excess energy to use at night or when the sun isn’t out.

Are You Ready To Go Off Grid?

If you’re curious about solar installation, here’s what we recommend:

  • Contact a local solar energy company and schedule a consultation. They’ll take a look at your home to determine if your roof is suitable for solar panels, and if it’s not, they can recommend other places on your property where a solar system can be installed. 
  • Discuss your energy needs with your solar installer. No two homes are alike when it comes to energy consumption and requirements, so in order to decide how many solar panels are best for your home, you’ll need to have a general idea of how much energy you use on a regular basis. 
  • Explore financing options. While solar panels have become much more affordable over the years, there are financing options available including solar leases and various loans. 

If you’re ready to go off the grid and harness the power of completely free, clean, and renewable energy from the sun, as well as do your part for the environment and reduce your energy costs, it’s time to think about investing in a home solar system. You won’t be reliant upon your city’s energy grid, and when the next weather disaster strikes, you’ll be prepared. 

For more information about getting off the grid, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. Discover why so many people in New Jersey come to us for the best off the grid energy solutions. We look forward to hearing from you.