When looking into purchasing solar, homeowners may wonder, is there maintenance that comes with a solar system? The short answer is no but there are some things you can do to maximize the production of your solar system, including:

Tree Trimming

Shading from trees can cause the system’s production to produce less energy. With solar panels, you want to make sure they get as much sunlight as possible. Trimming trees that are near the panels will help you maximize your production and savings

Panel Cleaning

Solar panel cleaning is not often necessary unless you live in a place with a lot of dust, sand, dirt or smog. The occasional rain is also a natural way of cleaning your solar panels from these particles.If the panels do need to be cleaned it can be done by a professional or yourself. Hiring a professional will come with a fee. Cleaning solar panels is simple, just spray off with a garden hose from the ground. No chemicals or detergents required.


Although solar equipment is very dependable, it is a good practice to have the system checked by a solar technician for damage or defective components if you see a significant drop in production. Although this is rarely necessary, Sunny Energy will be there for you if your system is not performing up to standards.

Going solar is long-term investment. A little maintenance can maximize your energy production and ultimately your savings. And by going solar with Sunny Energy, we’ll help answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way. Join the millions of homeowners saving money by going solar today.

Sunny Energy is a solar installation company established in the Phoenix and Sacramento areas dedicated to helping homeowners save money on their electric bills. The company was founded by four industry professionals with more than 40 years of combined experience in the solar industry. Sunny Energy is there to help each customer at every step of the process to ensure they get the best technology, design, and experience when going solar.

Sunny Energy has an A+ rating on Better Business Bureau and has been awarded top residential solar installer by Solar Reviews. Sunny Energy provides Arizona and California homeowners a variety of services from solar installation, battery storage, energy management, financing and service and repair.

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