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What Is the Average Lifespan of Solar Panels?

Solar Panels on a roof of house

If you live in an area that sees a lot of sunshine, you may have considered installing solar panels on your home as a way to cut back on your monthly utility bill. While the initial installation cost of solar panels may seem a little steep, it’s well-known that the money you will save on electricity will more than cover those costs in the long run. However, how long will solar panels last and is there anything you can do to extend their lifespan?

Here is what you should know about the average lifespan of solar panels. 

Average Lifespan of Solar Panels

A professionally installed solar panel system should last you between 25 to 30 years. Around the 25-year mark, a reduction in solar energy processing is commonly experienced. While your solar panels may last you a bit longer than those 25 years, they might not be as efficient as when they were brand new.

Extending Your Solar Panel Lifespan

When estimating the lifespan of a solar panel system, it is important to also consider maintenance. The above estimation factors in regular solar panel maintenance and inspections. Also, a majority of solar panel manufacturers offer 25-year warranties, so it is worth your while to check your solar panels on an annual basis and after major weather events. Your warranty should cover any repairs if any damage is noticed. Ultimately, neglecting your solar panels will decrease their likelihood of reaching their average lifespan.

Solar Panels: Worth the Cost?

Most solar industry experts agree that the break-even point for solar panels is around the six-year mark. At this point, you’ll have saved enough on your power bill that it will cover the initial cost of the solar panel installation. After that, you’re simply saving money every month.

As long as you remember to have your solar panels inspected annually, then they will continue to be a great green investment that will serve your home for decades.

For more insight into whether or not solar panels are the right energy-saving solution for your roof, contact the roofing professionals at RBS Construction & Roofing.

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