How Durable Are Solar Panels?

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When you are considering making such a big investment in your home and future like a solar system, you need to have the confidence that your investment will last a long time. After all, your investment only gets better the longer you have the system because there aren’t any associated maintenance costs. Luckily, solar panels last a long time. We’ll explain why they are so durable.

Lack of Moving Parts

Mechanical systems eventually fall into disrepair. For most of your home’s vital systems, this is the case. Your air conditioner and furnace are both mechanical systems with moving fans, belts, and other parts. They last at most 15 years. Your solar panels have no moving parts. This means you don’t have to worry about the eventual degradation associated with mechanical systems.


So, we know the internal systems won’t naturally break down. The elements are another challenge to consider. Your solar panels will be outside taking the brunt of the weather all the time. Still, with modern technology and the best materials, solar panels can withstand just about anything. You won’t have to worry about rain or wind at all. While hail can cause issues, your solar panels can likely take a bit of damage from them and still work just as well.

We know from industry data and knowledge that solar panels are a long-term investment. There are still working system around from some of the first panels installed in the U.S. back in the 80s. Even after the system has paid for itself you can expect it to work for decades after.

Energy Concepts can handle all of your solar needs. If you’re interested in solar, give us a call at (559) 485-2504 or fill out an online contact form!