How Long Will My Solar Panels Last?
One of the most common questions asked about solar installation is the anticipated lifespan of the solar panels. The mindset of many people is to use items until they no longer work, and then replace them with a newer version as needed. This throwaway society has created a situation where the landfills are overflowing, and high tech equipment needs to be replaced every few years.
The Trends of Replacing Technology
Even though computers and cell phones are often replaced with newer versions, you don’t need to worry about the need to replace your solar panels. These systems are designed to last for many years, have a 25 year module warranty, giving you the benefit of producing clean energy for decades. The panels don’t have moving parts that commonly cause technology problems, such as fans, pumps, flywheels, or motherboards.
As a result, the durability of a solar panel is excellent compared to other forms of technology that are commonly used today. We are looking for ways to protect the environment and reduce waste, and our products are designed to meet both of these goals.
Lifespan of Solar Panels
Even if a home has an old solar power system, those panels are still producing energy fairly efficiently. Solar panels can last 25 years or more, depending on the type of panel that you choose for the installation. Unlike your cell phone or laptop, these panels are designed to last for decades.
Yes, technology will change over the years, giving you access to modern designs and solar panels that offer higher efficiency. But, it doesn’t mean that your current panels need to be replaced. The main difference between modern solar panels and equipment that was installed 10 or 20 years ago is that the modern panels are designed to be lighter weight, have improved aesthetics, and they can produce more energy per square foot.
Over the years, the efficiency of solar panels might decrease a little bit. But, even if the efficiency of your panels decreases by half a percent over the course of a year, they will still be a powerful way to generate energy for your home. So after 20 years, solar panels should produce approximately 90% of what they originally produced when they were new, depending upon the manufacturer.
Here at New Day Solar, we can help you install a high-quality solar system that is built to last. If you are interested in the benefits of solar power for your home, then we invite you to contact our team to schedule your consultation: (855) 444-6329 or visit www.newdaysolar.com.