Your Solar panels save you money, reduce your carbon footprint and more importantly they are designed to power your home for the routine tasks you need electricity for. When your solar panels do so much for you, what do you do for them? Well, despite what we might think on the surface, solar PVs are practically exposed to harsh weather conditions from sun to rain, and to perform at their peak efficiency, they also need maintenance just like any other gadget in your home.

1. Cleaning

Dirt, dust, bird droppings, and pollen can accumulate on solar panels, reducing their efficiency. Having them cleaned by a company qualified to clean solar panels when dirt builds up is crucial.

2. Monitoring Performance

Keep track of your solar panel’s performance regularly. Most systems come with monitoring tools that allow you to observe their output. A sudden drop in energy production could indicate a problem that needs attention.

3. Professional Maintenance

Consider professional maintenance at least once a year. Solar panel technicians can perform in-depth inspections and cleaning, ensuring all components are functioning optimally. They can also identify and address any potential issues that may not be visible during routine checks. They can check the seals and connections of your solar panels. Over time, these can deteriorate due to exposure to weather conditions. Damaged seals or loose connections can lead to moisture penetration, reducing the panel’s efficiency and potentially causing electrical issues.

4. Protecting Surrounding Areas

Keep the areas around your solar panels clear. Trim overhanging branches and remove any debris that might fall onto the panels during storms or strong winds. This preventive measure minimises the risk of damage to your solar array.


Solar PVs only need a bit of attention and maintenance now and then. So, don’t forget to integrate these steps and you can easily amplify the efficiency of your solar panels, and extend their lifespan.

If you need any assistance with cleaning, monitoring, or maintaining your solar panels, feel free to contact Ember Energy, the leading provider of commercial solar panels in the UK. We have a team of qualified and experienced solar panel technicians who can help you keep your solar panels in top condition. Contact us today and get a free quote for our solar panel services.