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What is Solar Panel Maintenance?

In order to get the optimal performance from your solar panels, some maintenance is required. Over time debris, dust and dirt will accumulate, and these will have to be cleaned to ensure the solar panel is creating as much electricity as possible. 

At Sunstainable, we offer a yearly maintenance program to ensure your panels are professionally maintained to the highest standard.

The team at Sunstainable prides itself on being Australia’s best solar installers. Melbourne city is just one area we have been able to overhaul with an abundance of clean energy. No matter where you live in Australia, we’d love to be your solar solution. Get in touch today!

What does Solar Panel Maintenance Involve?

Solar power systems don’t require frequent maintenance, but it is still important to perform maintenance every once in a while.

In order to maintain your solar system, you need to perform the following tasks:

Clean the panels

Dust, dirt, and debris will accumulate on the surface of solar panels over time, reducing their efficiency. 

To keep solar panels clean, soft cleaning tools can be used to gently remove any debris. Stronger chemicals or rough tools can damage the panels, so you must be careful.

Inspect for any damages

Inspect your solar panels for any visible cracks or damages. If you notice any damage, contact a professional to have them repaired. If damages are not taken care of quickly, they can get worse over time, so it’s important to check your panels after rough weather.

Check your inverter 

When maintaining your solar panels, it’s important to also check other parts of the solar system, such as the inverter and battery, if you have one. If these aren’t working properly, contact a professional.

Professional Maintenance 

Unfortunately, providing maintenance on rooftop solar panels can be risky for an unprofessional. Even if you are taking precautions and using quality equipment, there is the possibility that you could lose your balance and fall off the roof. This can lead to severe injuries.

It is a much safer choice to hire a professional for solar power maintenance.

Professionals have the training to safely work on a roof but they also know exactly how to clean and check solar panels. By hiring a solar professional, you’ll have the peace of mind that your panels are being maintained at the best level they can, all without putting yourself at risk.


At Sunstainable our yearly maintenance program ensures that your solar power system continues to perform at an optimal level. If you’d like to learn more about our maintenance program, or are looking to have new panels installed, get in touch with our friendly team today.


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