Most people who have a solar panel or are anticipating solar installation need a way to protect it from the elements, especially since most are not made for all weather conditions.
To be honest, even if you have a solar panel that is designed for winter use or extreme heat, you still need some sort of protection from falling leaves, winds, and other things that may damage your panel.
So what are some ways to protect your solar panel? Here are the top five:
- Get a cover made for it
Some companies make covers specifically for your solar panel size or measure the dimensions of your solar panel.
- Trim any nearby trees (and bushes)
Leaves and other plant life can cause significant damage if they fall on your solar panel during storms or if they fall on it as they naturally drop from the tree.
Not only that but fallen leaves and bushes can be fuel for fires that can damage your solar panel as well as your home.
If you need to, hire a professional landscaper to help you do this.
- Put up a fence
A fence can help a lot with protecting a solar panel from wind, leaves, and fires. The only problem with this is that it may be an eyesore on your property or your neighbor’s property.
If you have the money to spend, though, putting up a fence around your house is going to give you excellent protection for your solar panel.
- Put it someplace high
If you don’t mind your solar panel sitting on top of the roof, it is one way to help protect your solar panel from falling leaves, fires, and even smog.
However, if you live in a windy or stormy area, it may be hazardous to have your solar panel high off the ground.
- Just clean it!
This seems like a no-brainer: just clean your solar panel, and you won’t have to worry about leaves and other things blocking the sun from hitting it.
Not only will it extend the life of your solar panel, but it’s free! All you have to do is climb up on your roof or find a ladder and give it a good cleaning.
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