You’ve made a smart decision to install solar panels to your home, so how can you maximise your solar power performance?
The amount of energy your system produces depends on local conditions. The more sunlight your solar panels receive, the more electricity is produced. Furthermore, factors that will affect your energy yield include the seasons, shade, cloud, soiling and orientation.
So how can you maximise your solar power performance? Here are our top five tips.
Get the most out of your solar power
Let’s start with shade. To maximise your solar power performance and production, keep an eye on tree growth around your home. If necessary, safely trim trees back to prevent shaded panels.
Secondly, try to stagger your energy consumption by using one big appliance at a time. To achieve this, avoid using the washing machine, the clothes dryer, and the pool filter all at once!
The third tip for maximising your solar power performance is to use energy efficient appliances. Household appliances account for around 30% or more of your total energy use! It’s therefore important to understand energy ratings and how different appliances impact your energy consumption.
Fourthly, to maximise your solar power performance, monitor your energy production with an app on your smart device. You can download and install this using manufacturer guidelines available online.
Is your solar system clean and safe?
Finally, to maximise your energy production, maintain your solar panels by keeping them clean and safe. While solar power is largely set and forget, it’s important to maintain the system by periodically checking that it’s clean and safe. After all, your solar is responsible for powering your home and all your appliances. Besides, soiled panels can result in a loss of up to 25% in system efficiency! Learn more about Solenergy Clean & Safe here.
So, there you have it… our top five tips for maximising your solar power performance. If you need support or system advice, then get in touch. We’re only a phone call away!