You may be missing out on energy savings if your solar panels are older.
Today’s solar panels are far more durable and efficient than the ones that were created years ago, which might make you wonder about the condition of your panels. At Duke Contractors LLC, we can assess your current panels as well as help you understand your current energy usage to see what other changes you can make in the Miami, Florida area. In the meantime, check out these signs that you might need new solar panels and then give our team a call.
If your energy usage has increased over time, it might be a sign that your panels are less efficient than they once were. However, even if it hasn’t, it’s worth noting that modern panels can achieve conversion efficiencies of over 20%, whereas early solar panels had efficiencies of only 6%. So, while you might not have noticed a decrease in their efficiency yet, it could be worth considering new solar panels when you learn how much more energy you can save.
Another sign that you need new solar panels is if you notice damage to your old ones. Although solar panels are meant to withstand the elements, they may become brittle and crack or chip, especially if they’re significantly older. Additionally, if your panels have needed repairs and maintenance more frequently, they may be costing you more than they are worth. Investing in new solar panels may be more cost-effective. Talk to our team about recent repairs and maintenance to assess if there is a better solution.
While not a sign that you need new solar panels, knowing their age is key. Most solar panels will last up to 25 years and sometimes more. It is worth talking to our team if your energy system is close to that milestone since technology changes so rapidly. Essentially, it’s this technology that has made today’s solar panels more energy-efficient and weather-resistant.
Solar panels have advanced significantly from the first days of solar technology to the present. To get the most out of your system, talk to our team to determine if you need new solar panels in the Miami area.
At Duke Contractors LLC, we install new solar panels for customers throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, including Miami, Doral, Kendall, Hialeah, Hollywood, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Davie, Plantation, Miami Springs, and Miami Beach, Florida.