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How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

By June 10, 2019 June 14th, 2019 Solar Panel Tips

In sunny Florida, solar panels can seem like a great investment. You can consume the same amount of energy while also saving money in the long run and reducing your environmental footprint at the same time.

You might be thinking, “What’s the catch?” This might lead some to question the durability and longevity of solar panels, especially considering the harsh weather in Florida. However, there’s no need to worry about the lifespan of solar panels – they are far more sturdy than you might think.

Long Life

The typical solar panel comes with a warranty that can protect you from unexpected inefficiencies or damages.

Depending on the manufacturer, you might find solar panels with a 20-25 year guarantee that they will function within 80% of their original capacity.

However, you can expect your panels to last even longer than that – sometimes 30 years or more – though they likely won’t be as efficient and may show signs of material degradation.

Check with a solar energy experts for specific information about your panels.

Durable Material

Solar panels are usually made from crystalline silicon encased in a sturdy glass sheet. Though many have tried to use other materials to harness solar energy, silicon has proved to be the most efficient and the most reliable over time.

With the solar cells set inside a durable metal and glass frame, they are protected from any environmental hazards which could break them. The worst Florida can throw at a solar panel is a hurricane, but most solar systems are rated to withstand winds of up to 140 mph and are completely waterproof.

You shouldn’t have to worry about the durability of your solar panels any more than you would worry about the durability of your roof.

Solar Panels for Your Home

Finally ready to save money on your electrical bills and provide clean energy for your home? Talk to the solar energy experts at PES Solar about installing solar panels on your home. Our team can make sure your panels will work properly for years to come, and if there’s ever a problem, we are always there to help you.

To learn more about our solar panels and solar services, give us a call today at 386-668-4222.