Advice on Maintenance for Solar Panels

Solar panels require minimal maintenance as they are very durable, they also generally do not have any moving parts, and their lifespan can be up to 3 or more decades. Solar panels have to go through a testing phase by the manufacturer during the build stage. These tests check whether the solar panels will survive extreme weather to include, gale-type winds, snow, and other adverse weather conditions.

Everything above contributes to the long lifespan of solar panels, please continue reading as we have listed ways that you can contribute to an even longer lifespan of your solar panels.

Regular checks

To stop any electric conversion waste from occurring, it is a sensible idea to ask your installer to check your solar panels every so often. scheduled checking of your solar panels will include checks on the following:

  • Physical condition
  • Batteries
  • Inverters
  • Solar charge
  • Cables
  • Accessories

Cleaning of your solar panels is recommended at least once per year, this will help to keep the solar panels running efficiently. Cleaning of the panels and associated kit should be performed by a professional who can identify any issues that may be present.


Solar panel batteries are normally lithium-ion or lead-acid batteries, these batteries will require inspection every so often (your installer will recommend how often). The warranty of these batteries generally lasts for up to 10 years, but this may differ depending on the manufacture of the batteries.

The overall life expectancy of solar panel batteries can be extended somewhat by adhering to routine inspection and of course making sure they are installed correctly.

Keeping the solar panels clean

To further extend the life expectancy of your solar panels it is suggested that you keep the panels free from associated risks of debris, dirt, leaves, clear snow, and more. It is a good idea to make sure no trees are close to the panels as twigs and branches may fall onto the solar panels causing damage.

If you can not gain access to the solar panels to clean and remove debris, it is best to arrange for a professional to clean the panels for you, this will limit the risk to yourself.

Further information

If you require further information in relation to renewable energy and solar panels please contact one of our expert team who will be happy to assist you.