02 Dec How to do photovoltaic panel maintenance?
How to do photovoltaic panel maintenance?
Fortunately, maintenance of photovoltaic panels does not require a great deal of effort, but it is important for the system to work at all times.
The ‘most important aspect concerns the cleanliness of module surfaces so that the maximum capture of sunlight is guaranteed. In this way, maximum plant profitability and consequently also the best performance from an economic point of view can be achieved.
What we will have to pay special attention to are pollen, bird droppings, leaves, soil and, in the case of those living in large cities, dust given off by pollution that can settle on the panels.
Normally already weathering provides for “cleaning” surfaces especially of dust, while for foliage, soil, droppings, these will have to be removed manually.
It goes without saying that an annual checkup, especially before the season when you have the highest yield, is almost a must: the cleaner the panel, the higher its yield.
Cleaning the panels is easy because fortunately it does not require special tools; the only caution is not to use harsh products or products that can scratch the surface of the panels.
Periodically, care should be taken to ensure that temporary shaded areas have not been created that could prevent the panels from irradiating properly.
A final but no less important aspect to pay attention to is that there should always be a clear area between the panels to allow proper ventilation, thus preventing them from overheating.
In conclusion, performing proper maintenance once a year keeps the photovoltaic system in “good health” by avoiding failures or blockages in power generation.