October 26, 2023

How Often Do Solar Panels Need to Be Replaced?

How Often Do Solar Panels Need to Be Replaced?

When it comes to solar panels, one of the common questions we receive at Green Convergence is about their lifespan. The good news is that solar panels are built to last for a long time, and their replacement isn't a frequent concern.

SunPower panels, sold and installed by Green Convergence, offer the slowest degradation of power output of any panel on the market.  They are guaranteed to produce power at 92% of their original output in year 25 of ownership.  Many standard panels degrade at twice that rate, producing a fraction of the power you need over time.  Just as a high-quality tire maintains its tread for more miles on the road, a solar panel that keeps producing at these levels will be the less expensive option over time, since the return on your investment will be greater and last longer.

Our 25-year warranty covers product and workmanship. If a panel has to be serviced, we remove it, ship it and replace it at no charge.  Other standard warranties protect only the product, but not the cost of removal and replacement.  

It's essential to remember that various factors can affect the longevity of your solar panels. These factors include:

1. Quality of Installation: Proper installation by experienced professionals can significantly extend the life of your solar panels.  Pick an installer with licenses in roofing and electrical contracting, like Green Convergence..

2. Maintenance: In most cases, solar panels require no maintenance. Periodic rainfall can be enough to keep the panels clean.  However, in certain areas with a lot of dust or pollen, or in areas near recent wildfires, panels can get dirty enough to reduce productivity by as much as 20%. Periodic cleaning can help keep your solar panels operating at peak efficiency.

3. Environmental Factors: Climate, weather conditions, and exposure to extreme temperatures can impact the lifespan of your panels.

4. Panel Quality: High-quality solar panels last longer and perform better over time.

You can monitor your panels to make sure they are producing as expected, and If you ever suspect a problem with your solar panels, our Customer Support team at Green Convergence is here to help.

What is the Cost of Solar Panel Installation in Santa Clarita?

The cost of solar panels in Santa Clarita can vary based on various factors, including the size of the system, your energy needs, and the specific components you choose. At Green Convergence, we offer flexible options to make solar power accessible to everyone in the Santa Clarita area.

Whether you're interested in leasing, loaning, or owning your solar panels, we have solutions to fit your budget and energy goals. Leasing allows you to enjoy the benefits of solar power without the upfront costs, while solar loan provides a way to finance your system with manageable monthly payments. If you prefer to own your solar panels outright, we can help you find the right system to meet your needs.

To get an accurate estimate of the cost of solar panels for your Santa Clarita home, contact Green Convergence for a personalized assessment. Our team of experts will work with you to design a solar solution that maximizes your energy savings and minimizes your environmental impact.


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