Carlos is a trained solar engineer deeply involved in the solar industry with a background in the design of photovoltaic systems for the residential and commercial sector. He is a promoter of sustainable technologies and solutions with a passion for renewable energy.

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Are Solar Panels Waterproof?

Are Solar Panels Waterproof? All solar panels are manufactured to be waterproof, and the junction boxes behind them also have an IP rating protection. Therefore, if it rains, storms, or even hails, you do not need to be worried about your panels getting damaged. The key to the waterproof design is related to the composition …

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Can Solar Panels Damage My Roof?

Can Solar Panels Damage My Roof? Solar panels will not damage your roof if the installation is performed properly by a certified NABCEP solar installer. However, improvised installations where the proper materials, technics, and calculations are not carefully considered could mean damage to the roof of any household – eventually leading to leakages or even …

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Can Solar Panels be Recycled?

Can Solar Panels Be Recycled? Yes, solar panels can be recycled into raw materials such as aluminum, polymers, or plastic and glass. But how much of these materials can be obtained and what is the recycling process like? We will address these questions and more in this short article about solar panel recycling. Solar panels …

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When to Clean Solar Panels

When to Clean Solar Panels Solar panels should be cleaned during early mornings or late afternoon at least once during spring, autumn, and summer seasons unless unusual events occur. However, during the winter season, solar panels should be cleaned at least once every month due to the difference in the weather during this period. Despite …

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Where to Install Solar Panels?

Where to Install Solar Panels Solar panels can be installed either on the roof or in the ground. When selecting the location to install solar panels, several things must be taken into account. We will address some technical considerations and details that you should pay attention to before choosing where to install your solar panels. …

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Will Solar Panels Get Smaller?

Will Solar Panels Get Smaller? Solar panels will have higher output capacities and smaller dimensions according to the recent trends in 96-cell technologies. By involving new manufacturing and design technologies, manufacturers such as Panasonic have been able to reduce or maintain solar panel dimensions while increasing power output. This trend will be very valuable in …

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Will Solar Panels Work in the Shade?

Will Solar Panels Work in the Shade? Solar panels will still work producing electricity even when they are partially shaded. If they are completely blocked by an object, however, then the solar panel will stop producing electricity. Sometimes, even if the shade does not completely block the solar panel, it can make electricity production stop. …

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How to Clean Solar Panels

How to Clean Solar Panels Using a soft brush with distilled water and dish soap is sufficient to clean your solar panels. However, there are different ways to clean them and various tips that should be used during the process. In this article you will learn some valuable tips that will make the cleaning process …

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