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How to get the most wattage out of your solar panels

Solar panels owners and potential buyers always want to ensure they are maximizing their solar panel potential. Here are some ways you can get the most wattage out of your solar panel system.

Ensure your panels are clean

Malta’s climate can be dusty, and over time, dirt and debris can accumulate on the surface of your solar panels. This buildup can reduce the amount of sunlight that reaches the photovoltaic cells, decreasing their efficiency. To combat this, it’s important to clean your solar panels regularly.

Here’s how to clean your solar panels effectively:

Use a soft brush:  Begin by brushing off loose dirt and debris with a soft-bristle brush. This helps prevent scratches on the glass surface.

Rinse panels with water thoroughly: Rinse the panels with clean water to remove any residue.

Cleaning your solar panels a few times a year especially after a sandy rainstorm, or as needed, can significantly improve their performance. You can read more about how to maintain your panels here.

Optimal orientation and placement

The correct tilt angle is vital in ensuring your solar panels have the optimal placement and orientation. You should also avoid shading on the panels, as even partial shading can significantly reduce output.

Schedule professional inspections

While many maintenance tasks can be performed by homeowners, it’s advisable to schedule periodic professional inspections. Solar technicians have the expertise and equipment to identify and address potential issues that may not be apparent to the untrained eye. These inspections can help ensure your system’s longevity and efficiency. If you’d like to schedule a inspection with one of our certificated engineers feel free to get in touch.

Battery storage

Solar panel systems can be coupled with a battery storage system. This means that any electricity generated throughout the day can be saved in the battery for a later time when the sun has gone down. In this way if you generate 30 units throughout the day and only consume 10 units of electricity, the remaining 20 units are saved in the battery and can be used later on at night; when the panels will not be generating energy due to the lack of sun power. For further information about battery storage grants click here.

Optimize system design

Choose a renowned and qualified solar installer to design and install a system that is tailored to your specific energy needs and site conditions. Factors such as panel placement, inverter efficiency, and wiring configuration can all impact the overall performance of your solar panel system.

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