The solar industry in Mexico has had a great growth in recent years and it is estimated that by the year 2020 the users of solar panels will grow by 900%. With this growth, many players in the supply of solar panels have appeared. The objective of this article is to give you the necessary tools to be able to comprehensively evaluate the best option for you and your pocket.
Here are some useful tips when choosing the company that offers solar panels for your home.
Coverage: It is important to keep in mind that the company you choose when purchasing solar panels can have quick action near the location where you installed solar panels. Many times companies do not have the infrastructure to solve problems outside their central office quickly and efficiently.
Service: The provider of solar panels that you lean on must offer you excellent service and attention throughout the process. They must give you the best quality from quotation and sale to monitoring and customer service. Many players in the industry tend to have excellent attention until the sale, then, unfortunately, they usually disappear. You have to be careful with this part.
Guarantees: See that the supplier has guarantees of power generation of the solar system as well as all the installed components.
Payment methods: It is always better to have several payment options when purchasing a product or service. Find a provider that can adapt to your needs and payment capabilities.
Monitoring: One of the most important tools when validating that the solar panels you purchased are working, is the monitoring of the performance of your solar system through the Internet or mobile application. We recommend that your future supplier can offer it to you.
Number of customers – seniority of the company: Although, this item can be overlooked when choosing your solar provider. However, this can give you confidence that the company you are hiring is a solid company that will never leave you.
Price – value relationship: Finally, it is important that you fully evaluate your new solar energy provider and that you compare and report everything that they will offer you for the cost of the system. This will undoubtedly help you choose the option that most closely matches your consumption and economy.
We remind you that these tips are not mandatory; however, we believe it is important that you have them in mind so you can make an intelligent purchase that offers what you are looking for.
Guide to maintain your solar panel system
A solar energy system is the best investment: it generates great savings for you, enormous benefits for the environment, and requires little maintenance.
These systems, thanks to the fact that they have micro inverters that give independence to each panel, require minimal maintenance so that their performance does not diminish.
EXTENDS ITS USEFUL LIFE
Solar solar panels absorb the photovoltaic energy of the sun and convert it into electricity, which is why it is important to keep them clean.
If there is a lot of pollution or wind in the area where the panels were installed, an installation can be covered with leaves, dust, ice or bird droppings, which reduces the performance of the solar cells by 15%.
To avoid this situation, the solar panels should be cleaned once or twice a year.
HOW ARE SOLAR PANELS CLEANED?
Water and a soft sponge is all that is needed, although it is possible to use a non-aggressive soap.
- Do not use calcareous water, water with too much pressure or too cold water, because if the panels are very hot, thermal shock may occur and the module may be damaged permanently.
- Avoid solvents and strong detergents.
- Do not step on the panels to avoid damaging them.
When giving maintenance to your solar panels, do not forget:
Inspect the cables
Regularly check that the production meter and the inverter operate normally