Installing solar panels saves you money while also helping the environment. In sunny Tucson, we have an abundance of solar energy just waiting for you to take advantage of it. If you’re planning to install new solar panels, one of the questions you probably have is how long this system will last. Solar panel longevity has improved significantly over the years and systems can last for 40-45 years and maintain over 90% efficiency even after 20+ years.
More information about the Solar Panel Lifespan:
When Do You Need To Replace Solar Panels?
There’s no set “expiration date” for your solar power system. Instead, when to replace the panels will depend on whether they are still producing enough electricity for your home’s needs.
The highly advanced panels we install are designed to operate at 90% or greater efficiency even after 20 years. This means you likely won’t need to worry about replacement for a while.
Warranty & Production Guarantee
If an issue occurs and your system isn’t producing the amount of energy it should, we offer a 25-year all-inclusive warranty that covers parts, labor, and materials for any repairs.
In addition to our warranty, we offer a 25-year production guarantee. If your system falls short on energy production or is down for repairs, we will reimburse you for any charges from the utility company. The process is simple and all you need to do if this occurs is upload a photo of your electric bill to our app.
Between the warranty and the production guarantee, there’s no cost for you if there is an issue. By choosing Solar Pros, you get peace of mind knowing the longevity of your solar panels is backed by these guarantees.
After the warranty ends, you do not need to replace your solar panels immediately. If they are still able to power your home and if there isn’t any serious damage, you will be able to keep using your panels.
Can You Extend the Solar Panel Lifespan?
Some degree of reduction in energy production is unavoidable, but there are some steps you can take to help your panels last as long as possible. The good news is that this doesn’t require much effort on your part. Many of the below recommendations happen before you even get your panels.
The first thing you can do to improve the longevity of your panels is to choose an experienced installation team. Improper installation increases the risk of damage due to weather or other circumstances. At Solar Pros, we have over 25 years of experience and make sure we consider all variables when installing your system.
Another step you can take is choosing high-quality panels and again, this work is already complete when you choose Solar Pros. We use top-of-the-line systems from LG and Panasonic that use the latest technology.
What about maintenance? For the most part, you won’t need to worry about cleaning your panels unless you notice an issue. If you do see a drop in energy production, schedule a check-up as soon as possible. This helps increase the longevity of your system and allows you to address any issues quickly. The fix may be as simple as removing dirt build-up after a storm.
Install High-Quality Solar Panels
If you are ready to make the switch to solar power, we offer systems for as low as $89/month. In most cases, we can install your panels in less than a month. Save money on your electric bill, take advantage of solar tax credits, and do your part for the environment. There’s no better time to get started.