It is unlikely much damage will occur on your solar panels, as there are few moving parts. However, Sopris Solar professionals provide any repair services that you may need on your solar panels. To do this, our team will first assess the repair(s) that is needed. We will then formulate an estimate as to how much and how long it will to repair your solar panel installation. We understand that every individual customer and their home are unique in their own way, and we always take that into consideration when providing an estimate.
In Colorado, some of the biggest issues concerning the damage to your home's solar panels will likely be caused by hail, water, rocks, or fire.
The cells of your solar panels have a cover made of protective glass that can be damaged by hail storms. Smaller cell solar panels may be more expensive up front; however, it may be a more cost-effective option if you live in an area that is prone to hail storms.
The seals around the solar panel will naturally begin to deteriorate overtime, which may allow water to seep through the cells of the solar panel. Periodic maintenance to reseal the connections and protective glass will ensure that the water will not cause short-circuiting and moisture build ups.
Rocks and Foreign Material
Sometimes rocks or random debris from trees may fall onto your solar panels, these things can cause damage that may break the protective glass of the solar panel. The best way to resolve this is to replace the entire solar panel’s protective cover.
In the event of a house fire, your panels can become unsalvageable. In this case, Sopris Solar can help talk you through the replacement process.
Solar rebates and incentives vary depending on your utility provider. The most significant is the 30 percent federal investment tax credit (ITC), which allows you to deduct 30 percent of the cost of your solar energy system from your taxes. Some states offer additional tax credits, and certain municipalities and utilities also offer cash rebates or other incentives.