Solar panels are becoming more and more popular among Australian homeowners This is
largely due to the low cost of solar energy and Government rebates.
One question on homeowner’s lips, how long do solar panel systems last?
To evaluate the life of solar panels, you need to consider the following factors:
1) What is your Solar Panel Degradation rate?
Solar panels have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years based on the quality of the brand and
installation. Energy output will decrease around 0.5 to 0.8% each year. This decrease in
energy output is known as the solar panel degradation rate.
The performance warranty provided by your chosen solar panel installer should estimate how
much energy the solar panel will continue to produce over time.
2) Am I using the right solar panels?
There are a lot of solar companies offering solar panel installations at low rates.
But it’s important to note that a low price generally reflects the quality of the solar system
and installation. As a result, the lifespan of solar panels decreases. solar panels are more
efficient and have a longer lifespan.
3) Which solar panel brand should I choose?
The lifespan of your solar panels largely depends on the panel manufacturer. Lifespan
and solar output depend on solar panel quality. Whether it’s commercial installation or
residential installation, the quality of the solar panels affects their life expectancy.
4) Am I getting the best customer service?
Many solar installation companies fail to provide post-installation service to their
customers. Providing regular maintenance will increase the life of the solar system. Solar
panel maintenance along with the inventor and roof racking system check is necessary if you
want your solar system to last.
Solar panels rarely stop working due to faulty parts. Most damage is the result of faulty
installations and dirt/debris build-up. Regular maintenance checks by your installer will
increase the lifespan of solar panels.
5) How do I know if my solar panels have been installed correctly?
Solar panel system installation impacts their efficiency. If the solar panel does not get
the right amount of sunlight, it will affect the amount of power it can generate. No two solar
panel installations are alike. Solar panel installations depend on your specific home.
Shaded areas around solar panels also affect the amount of sunlight available to the panels.
Efficient installations are a contributing factor in increasing the lifespan of your solar system.
6) Are the materials my solar panels are manufactured from good quality?
Solar cells and other components used in manufacturing will also impact the lifespan
of the solar panels. Crystalline silicon solar panels have a life of 40 years, compared to
standard solar panels. The material used in manufacturing has a long term effect on the output
generated by the panels.
If your solar installer is a member of the smart energy council they will only install quality
solar panels with good warranty.
NuWay Solar Company has been trusted by homeowners and business owners alike for
over nine years.
Our residential and commercial solar team always do an excellent job, and a member of our
friendly team always makes a follow-up appointment to make sure each of our clients (a)
understand how their system works and (b) are getting the best value for money.
NuWay Solar is a proud member of the smart energy council.
To get the advice you can trust, give us a call on (07) 3063 4089, or request a quote online
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