Solar energy is considered one of the lowest maintenance energy sources. Solar panels are durable, long-lasting, and (usually) have no moving parts that could start malfunctioning or wear over time. Another advantage when it comes to maintenance is that most issues in an individual solar panel won’t affect the rest of the system; you will still be provided energy, but a bit less than normal. Even though solar panel maintenance is minimal, there are still certain things you should take into consideration and despite a warranty from your solar panel provider, there are issues that aren’t covered. This upkeep and possible repairs usually require assistance from a professional, which can be seen as an investment since it will make sure that your energy production is up to par.
Solar energy has had a reputation of being an expensive form of renewable energy, due to the high average cost of solar panels as well as high installation and maintenance costs. But as technology develops, and a lot of research is being conducted in the field of solar energy, the costs have shown to be dropping. How much do solar panels cost today, and how high are the solar panel installation costs?