Is your organization considering going solar and wondering what’s involved with solar panel maintenance and, in general, taking care of a commercial solar system? You probably want to know how often solar panels need to be cleaned, how to invoke a commercial solar panel warranty if needed, and more.
The good news is, while it’s smart to understand how to keep your system up and running, you likely won’t have to do it yourself. In fact, most industry professionals believe the best solution is to hire an experienced, credentialed solar operations and maintenance (O&M) provider to clean, monitor, maintain and (if needed) repair your system for you.
An effective O&M program is critical to getting the most out of your commercial solar investment over the long term. O&M performed by a qualified provider optimizes solar panel efficiency and increases the likelihood a solar system will last longer, need fewer repairs and perform at or above its expected energy output over time.
Here are some questions you might have about how to maintain solar panels. The answers that follow will help you understand what you need to know about this important topic.
What does commercial solar O&M entail?