As of the end of the 2018 calendar year, solar energy accounted for 1.6% of total electricity generation in the United States, with 6.42 GW of installed solar. That’s enough to power 12.3 million homes!
Solar energy is rapidly increasing in popularity, due to both a growing interest in renewable energy and government incentives for Americans to make the transition from conventional to solar energy systems.
Solar energy systems save property owners money in the long run, taking as little as seven years to recoup the initial cost of installing a solar system. Both homeowners and business owners are seeking solar energy to increase property values as well as lower energy costs.
While solar panels are relatively easy to care for, your solar system does require regular maintenance and cleaning to maximize cost-effectiveness and energy production.
Solar Energy: The Pros and Cons
As with any energy system, solar energy has its own set of advantages and disadvantages:
The Pros of Solar Energy
Renewable Energy Source: We can harness the sun’s energy in any climate, in any season, in almost every part of the world (say, for some parts of the world that live in total darkness during some months). Scientists predict that the sun is going to die in approximately 5 billion years, meaning that while other forms of energy may deplete, humans will have access to solar energy for the foreseeable future.
Cost-Effectiveness: Not only will the installation of a solar system in your home or business reduce your energy costs over time, but you may also receive payments for the amount of excess energy you are supplying to the power grid. This means you could get paid to have solar panels!
Off-grid Capabilities: The off-grid capabilities of solar panels allow for more diverse applications than conventional energy. With the popularity of mobile living and tiny homes on the rise, it’s no surprise that many people are turning to solar panels to fuel their off-grid living. Solar panels can be installed on yurts, RVs, tiny houses, and even vans.
The Cons Of Solar Energy
Installation Costs: The initial cost of your solar energy system can be costly. However, with rapidly advancing technology, solar energy installation is getting less expensive.
Weather-Dependant: Although your solar panels can still harness the sun’s energy on cloudy days, a week of dreary weather can make a noticeable difference in your system’s energy production. Fortunately, there are energy-storage options that allow you to continually use the power your system has produced, even when the sun isn’t shining.
For most, the benefits of using a low-maintenance and renewable energy source far outweigh any of the negatives.
Solar Portfolio Operations Maintenance & Cleaning: Increasing The Life of Your Solar Panels
Regular cleaning and maintenance of your solar system is the best thing you can do to ensure that your system is operating at peak levels at all times. Proper care of your solar panels and their components will increase the life span of your solar system so that you can reap the benefits of solar energy for years to come.
Solar Service offers comprehensive solar panel installation and maintenance services including:
Solar Panel Inspections: San Antonio residents can rest assured that their solar panels are working at peak capacity when having their panels routinely inspected. Solar Service offers comprehensive solar panel inspection, diagnosing any current or potential issues in your system.
Solar Commercial Operations And Maintenance: Texas is known for its open skies and hot, sunny weather. Solar energy is used for a wide variety of commercial applications, saving business owners large sums of money over time. Solar Service provides industrial maintenance services to solar-powered businesses statewide.
Solar Plant Operations And Maintenance: Solar plants require a good deal of maintenance to ensure that everything is operating smoothly. Solar Service can serve solar plants of any size.
Solar Farm Cleaning: Solar Service offers on-demand or scheduled cleaning and maintenance for solar farms.
Solar Panel Repair: San Antonio gets a lot of sunshine; solar-powered homes and businesses need to keep their panels in working order to achieve the maximum energy production. Solar Service offers repair of solar panels, inverters, and all solar energy system components in San Antonio and across Texas.
For a full list of our solar panel cleaning and maintenance services, see our services page or contact a member of our team today!
Solar Operations And Maintenance Service Providers Texas Homeowners Trust
Solar Service is among the most trusted solar panel maintenance companies in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. At Solar Service, our veteran-owned business knows what it means to serve. Our team strives to operate with complete honesty and transparency, proving not only the highest quality service at affordable prices but peace of mind.
Our team has been recognized for our impeccable customer service and advanced skills – so much so that Texas Parks and Wildlife has chosen to work with Solar Service as their official solar system maintenance provider.
Solar Service – Serving Central Texas and Beyond
Our goal is to exceed your expectations when it comes to solar system maintenance. Home and business owners across Texas trust Solar Service to provide the highest-quality solar panel cleaning and repairs. All Solar Service technicians are fully certified, licensed electricians.
Solar Service has locations in San Antonio, Austin, and the Dallas/Ft. Worth areas, however, our skilled team provides solar panel maintenance and cleaning services statewide.
Get Started With Solar Service
Take the next step in prolonging the life of your solar energy system. Contact a member of our skilled team today and let us know how we can help!