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How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

By July 10, 2020 No Comments

Solar panels can be a big investment for many homeowners. Because of this, it is very important to know all of the details that go into your entire solar panel experience. Your experience begins from the time that the installation begins all the way until the lifetime of your panels has come to an end. The lifetime of your panels is dependent on many factors. At Vision Solar, we want to make sure you know exactly how long your investment is going to last.

Average Life Expectancy of Your Panels:

The average life expectancy of your solar panels can range from 25 to 30 years. This average life expectancy is about the same amount of time that your lease agreement will be finished. However, this life expectancy does not mean that your panels will no longer work after these 25 to 30 years. This more so means that your panels could work with up to 20% less efficiency than what they did from the beginning. On average, the degradation of your panels is about 0.03% each year. With the constant advancement in solar technology, they are always finding new ways to make your panels last longer each year.

 How to Help Your Solar Panels Last Longer:

Your solar panels require little to no maintenance at all. However, it is definitely helpful to boost their efficiency buy periodically hosing off any extra debris that may be built up over time. This debris could include dust or bird droppings. Debris could also be categorized as any foreign objects near your panels that could possible damage your panels in a large storm or extra windy weather. Along with this, during the moments that you take to clean your panels, make sure to do a thorough inspection and examination of your panels. If anything seems out of place or simply not right, feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have. By constantly staying up to date with how your solar panels are working, this is a great and easy way to help your panels last longer.

Your Next Big Investment:

Your investment in solar is definitely a great choice for homeowners. With residential solar panels, you can reap all of the benefits and savings of solar for the next 25 to 30 years. With simple steps to help maintain your panels over time, your next few decades can be filled with plenty of extra money to help you in the long run. To get started on your installation Contact Us.