How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

Posted on June 9, 2022 in by kcoughlin

A question we commonly encounter is “how long do solar panels last”. While the answer relies on a number of factors, generally solar panels are made extremely well. Bison works with some of the best brands in the solar industry, ensuring that when we install solar panels on your home, the workmanship and product will be as solid as possible. We also work with solar panel manufacturers that offer 20+ years of production guarantees.

How Long Do Solar Panels LastHow long solar panels last on average.

Solar panels are built to last with minimal degradation for 25 years. Fun fact – there are still a number of solar panels that were installed in the 1980s that work at full capacity. Pretty impressive if you ask us! Solar panels aren’t just reliable, but the industry has evolved over the years making them even stronger and more durable than ever before.

After those 25 years have passed, it doesn’t mean your solar will just automatically switch off. It only means that there is a chance that they may not work at optimal capacity. However, with modern technology and quality products, they may well last over 3 decades!

How to make your solar panels last longer.

The first thing to do to make sure your solar panels last a long time is to begin working with a quality solar panel provider. Check out our tips on finding a quality solar company here:

How to Find the Best Solar Companies in Florida.

If you make sure to go with a quality solar company such as Bison, you’ll know from the get go that the work going into your solar panel installation is optimal, as are the materials used. Also, always check into warranties. It goes without saying that proper protocol should be followed when it comes to permitting, so that you don’t run into any issues down the road. Also, how long do solar panels last depends a lot on a proper installation. So, it is important not to skip any essential steps.

Bison Roofing & SolarAnother way to make your solar panels last longer is to stay on top of maintenance. This includes both professional check ups and cleaning them of dirt and debris regularly. Luckily, we live in an area where we don’t have to deal with snow, however we do contend with hurricanes and other harsh weather conditions.

Even without harsh weather, things like leaves, dust, and branches can pile up on solar panels if they aren’t regularly inspected. Making sure they are clear of any debris will ensure not only that they last a long time, but also that they are working at optimal capacity. The way solar panels are built allows rain to act as a natural cleaner, and you certainly don’t need to worry about solar panels getting wet. They are built to withstand all weather conditions.

Solar is a big investment, so it is understandable to wonder how long do solar panels last. The fact is that they should last well beyond your expectations, and far past your loan, if you decide to finance your solar project.

Bison offers many different ways to pay for your solar installation, including no money down financing through Ygrene. We are here to help you enjoy clean and renewable energy for years to come, and hopefully to save you money along the way! Contact us today for more information! We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have!