While installing a solar system at your residence or office will save you money, there are significant maintenance costs that you will need to factor in. These solar costs depend on the size and type of your system, however, there are a lot of general things you can do to reduce the cost.
Cost of Maintaining a Solar System
Firstly, the biggest cost you will face is with solar inverters. Each solar panel lasts between 25 and 35 years. For each panel, you will need to buy between two and three inverters during the course of this time period. This can get expensive, as the retail price of each inverter is a few thousand dollars.
General maintenance is also another major cost. Similar to a car, you are going to have to repair and maintain your solar system.
Some general maintenance expenses are things you can predict and budget for (consider this like a standard car service); others things are going to come out of the blue (like that flat tire you get a 2am on a deserted road). Either way, costs are associated.
Solar systems can help you save a great deal of money on your utilities bill, and can also help save the planet as well. However, there are some quite substantial associated maintenance costs.
Saying that, the financial benefits far outweigh the additional maintenance costs you might face. To offset the costs even further, we recommend considering a solar system monitoring or maintenance package. Here's to your solar success!a