Your Winter Solar Panel Checklist: Stay Powered Up in the Cooler Months

Auswell Energy shares our go-to winter solar panel checklist.

At Auswell Energy, we believe in empowering our community with knowledge and tools to keep your home energy-efficient year-round. Here’s your go-to winter solar panel checklist, designed to ensure your solar energy system works seamlessly, bringing warmth and light into your home during the cooler months.

1. Inspect for Debris and Damage

Winter storms and winds can bring down leaves, branches, and even debris, which might find their way onto your solar panels. A quick visual inspection from the ground can help identify any need for a clean-up. Remember, safety first – if cleaning requires climbing onto the roof, consider hiring a professional.

2. Clean Your Panels

Even a thin layer of dust or grime can hinder your panels’ effectiveness. A gentle cleaning with a soft brush and soapy water can do wonders, especially after a particularly dusty spell or storm. For Queensland homeowners, battling the aftermath of coastal salt mist means paying a bit more attention to keeping those panels sparkling clean.


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3. Check for Shading

As the season changes, so does the sun’s path. What was once a sunny spot for your panels might now be shaded by a tree that’s grown fuller over the years. Take a moment to observe if there have been any changes in shading patterns and consider trimming any foliage that might be blocking your panels’ access to sunlight.

4. Monitor Your System’s Performance

Keeping an eye on your system’s performance can alert you to any potential issues. Many systems come with monitoring apps that provide real-time data on energy production. A sudden drop in efficiency could indicate a problem and should prompt a more thorough inspection.

5. Ensure Your Battery System is Ready

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For those with battery storage, winter is a crucial time to ensure your system is fully functional. Check your battery’s state of charge and keep an eye on its performance. Maintaining your battery system not only extends its life but also guarantees you have a reliable backup on those shorter, cloudier days.

At Auswell Energy, we’re dedicated to helping you maximise your savings from residential solar panel installation in Brisbane. Contact us today to learn more about transitioning to solar power and start saving on your energy bills.



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