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Learn how to protect your solar panels – Invest in premium quality solar panels with Solar Bridge

August 16, 2022

Despite being long-lasting, solar modules can nevertheless sustain damage. Our most recent blog post offers our best advice on how to prolong the longevity of solar panels by preventing frequent sources of damage. Continue reading if you want to learn more about the causes of those damages and preventive measures you can take. 

Solar panels will gradually deteriorate as they are placed on the roof. Although they are sturdy enough to withstand the outdoors, damage might cause efficiency to suffer. We all might be attracted to a cheaper and competitive price while installing solar panels, however, make sure to check for solar panel defects. 

Common solar panel damages:

Hotspots degrade the solar cells

Photovoltaic cells are made to produce an electric power when exposed to sunlight. The resistance in cells transforms the electricity into energy loss as it passes through the solar cell strings in panels. Any flaw in solar cells, including cracks, improperly soldered junctions, and mismatches, raises resistance and, over time, results in hot spots. Burnt marks from hot places weaken solar cells and backsheets over time and, if uncontrolled, could eventually start fires.

Solar panels damage caused by hailstorms

Hailstorms frequently occur in many places, especially in the hottest months of the year. Furthermore, there aren’t many precautions you can take to safeguard your solar modules from this kind of destruction. However, you can cut down on the amount of time and money spent fixing your damaged panels.

Normally, you would need to contact 2 different specialists to complete the task: One to repair your leaking roof and the other one to remove the damaged panel and install a new one. This helps avoid any further damage to solar panels.

Micro cracks and broken glass

Wafer cell or thin cell technology has advanced and is being accepted in the solar market. Due to this, solar modules became very fragile and were vulnerable to cracking from any strong impact. It is difficult for the solar cells in a solar panel with micro cracks to transmit electric power, which results in poor energy output and hot spots.

The very first protective shield against weather hazards including rain, dust and hail is the front glass panel of the solar panels. The glass of the solar modules should be strong enough to deal with normal hailstones and other forces. Not only will the amount of sunshine captured by the panel decrease when the glass is cracked, but foreign substances like water and other dirt particles may also get inside the glass and cover the solar modules, reducing the amount of energy produced.

How do I prevent my solar panels?

Monitor your solar PV system

The quality solar panel installation calls for everything to be fitted well, the cabling, the inverter and the panels all should be in harmony. The effectiveness of a solar PV system will decrease if there is a problem with any of the components. Your solar system could occasionally stop functioning altogether. Naturally, you won’t become aware of these performance-related problems until you receive your subsequent electricity bill and learn how much money you lost out on saving. However, it is no more difficult to analyze your solar system’s real time performance with the technology of smart solar inverters. You can now easily monitor the solar system efficiency with your smart devices at your comfort. Solar Bridge offers high quality smart Wi-Fi inverters. Speak to our team to learn more about our latest solar products on offer. 

Maintenance of solar panels

Solar panels are pretty low maintenance. Once you get them on the roof, there isn’t much you need to be worried about. High quality solar panels installed at the property reduce the maintenance needed for it. However, it is advised to get your solar PV system checked once in 5 years to avoid any potential problems. Not happy with your current solar PV system looking at upgrading? Solar Bridge offers a premium quality solar package with easy payment plans available. Get in touch with our experts to learn more. 


Investing in solar energy reduces our dependence on fossil fuels. It is possible to save more and take control of your energy costs while contributing to environment.  If you want to learn more about ROI and saving plans, our friendly solar consultants are just a call away. Get in touch with Solar Bridge now!