Average Lifespan of Solar Panels in Texas
Being one of the top solar installers in Texas, we get all sorts of questions about solar power. One of the most common questions we receive is, “How long do solar panels really last?”
The truth is, solar panels are designed to last a long time – up to 40 years based on recent research – which is probably longer than you’ll live in your current home! Wells Solar offers a 25 year warranty on residential solar panel installations in Texas, so your system will pay for itself time and again!
Scroll down to learn about the average lifespan of solar in Texas, or find out why Wells Does Solar Better™ by contacting the #1 Solar Panel Installation Company in Austin.
Here’s How Long A Solar Panel System Will Last In Texas
Solar Panel Design
Solar panels are made up of silicon solar cells enclosed in an aluminum frame and covered with a durable top layer of protective glass.
There are no moving parts that can break or wear out, and as a result a solar panel requires almost no maintenance. So with respect to product design, a solar panel system is built to be extremely durable!
Research studies published by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) have measured power generation by various types of solar technologies over a period of 40 years.
NREL’s studies have shown that long-term performance, durability, and effectiveness of panels has gotten better and better as the manufacturing process, quality control, and access to raw materials has improved over time.
Additionally, an article posted on Green Building Advisor shows how one man’s solar panel (pictured above) continues to work like new more than 30 years after it was manufactured.
Will Solar Panels Last 25 Years in Texas? Yes!
So the answer to our original question is that yes, a solar panel will easily last for 25 years, including it's full warranty offered by Wells Solar. And after year 25 it will continue producing energy for another 5-15 years.
Find out how much money you could save with Wells Solar over the next 25 years!
About Wells Solar
Founded in 2014 in Austin, Wells Solar & Electrical Services is a family-owned establishment committed to installing high-quality solar power solutions that everyone can afford. Thanks to special solar programs available in Texas, you may be able to trade the money you’re spending on power bills for a solar finance payment and realize net savings each month! Visit the Texas Solar Programs page to learn more or give us a call at 1-833-TX-WELLS!