How Long Will Solar Panels Last?

School & Education / Sustainability by Tom Edwards

How long solar panels last

It may sound complex. But solar is simpler than you think.

At UNIfied Energy Services, we aim to take the complexity out of the solar process to make it easy to understand, quick and affordable, for your family. Let’s get started!


How long will solar panels last?

A long time. Like, a really long time.

Many home solar panels are guaranteed for decades, thanks to performance guarantees that typically last 25 years. But because their parts do not wear out easily, solar panels are well-known to continue producing clean electricity even beyond these lengthy time frames.

“Unlike many other consumer goods, [solar panels] don’t ‘give up the ghost’ at the end of their warranty period and need to be replaced, but continue to still produce clean electricity, although at a slightly less efficiency each year,” Clean Technica reports

Is your ’95 Toyota Camry still running near-perfect with very, very little maintenance?


What sort of maintenance is required?

Not too much, really. Your solar panels themselves can last for ages without much upkeep (maybe just remember to keep them free of debris, etc.). But you will likely need to replace the inverter throughout the life of your solar system.

Like the solar panels themselves, inverters typically come with a warranty and these can range from 5-10 years. Unlike your panels, your inverter will not see its efficiency dwindle very slowly; instead, it may simply stop working and need to be replaced. That’s why we always recommend installing premium inverter brands such as Solis and Fronius.

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