How to Protect Your Solar System from Bad Weather

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Homeowner's insurance covers a lot of things, such as damage caused by rain and hurricane winds. However, that protection doesn't always extend to solar panels that aren't mounted on your main dwelling. That means you need to find a way to protect your solar system from circumstances that could cause serious damage. 

In particular, bad weather is one of the biggest risks to your commercial solar system. It can only handle so much before you'll need to call in for solar system repair. 

Here's how you can protect your solar system from dangers like stormy weather conditions.

Commercial Solar System Risks

Although the use of solar energy helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve the environment, the environment doesn't care about that. Extensive solar arrays are vulnerable to weather conditions such as lighting, hurricane winds, and hail. 

Hail is a relatively common event that happens during monsoon season. Depending on where you live, you may encounter hailstorms capable of cracking car windshields, breaking windows, and denting your roof. Your solar systems are especially vulnerable because they need full exposure to sunlight. 

Heavy winds should also be considered when it comes to your solar systems. Not only can they throw things like rocks and trees onto your panels, but a tornado can rip them right out of the ground.

Solar System Protection Measures

How do commercial owners and California solar companies keep these systems protected throughout the year?

First, you can use protective covers in advance if you know that a heavy storm is about to roll through. This will help keep away light debris and hail. 

Second, automatic solar panel angle systems are great for adjusting the panels. While these normally allow your panels to follow the sun's movement, they can also be used to manually angle them downward for more protection. 

Finally, you can install a layer of methacrylate or a wire cage to block debris without inhibiting the panels' ability to absorb sunlight. 

Commercial Solar Maintenance

The best thing you can do to prevent problems with your solar systems is to get regular maintenance. Your solar systems are vulnerable to all kinds of risks such as module soiling and communication errors on top of extreme weather. 

If you want to avoid critical errors, it's important to schedule regular maintenance with California solar companies. The one that installed your current system should have already set you up when you first purchased it. They'll need servicing and cleaning at least a couple of times every year. 

Safeguard Your System From the Weather

It's natural to board up your windows and cover your plants when stormy weather is approaching. However, you also need to make sure that your solar system is protected. They're expensive, and it's equally pricey to repair or replace them. 

Transform Energy can help you get started using solar energy on your commercial property. Our services include new system installation, automatic cleaning, maintenance, and more. Contact us if you want to take your first steps with green energy. 

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