Solar Maintenance

Get all of your solar maintenance needs covered with Solar Negotiators. We have an entire team of solar service experts dedicated to the care of your system after your solar is installed, so you never have to worry.

We Include LIFETIME Human Monitoring & Maintenance

Everything mechanical breaks down without maintenance, including solar. That’s why we set you up for long-term energy savings by including everything you need to be successful: cleaning, monitoring, inspection and lifetime warranty protection.

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We Keep Your Panels Clean

Receive an annual visual inspection and a professional panel cleaning to free your panels of dirt & debris. Cleanings can boost solar production as much as 35%!

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We Make Sure Your System is Working

Get the best protection possible with human monitoring using our exclusive software Know True-Up®. We keep an eye on your solar production so that you can rest easy knowing it there are any issues, you will be alerted within 24 hours.

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We Fix Issues Quickly

Our team of professional service technicians are licensed to install solar. That means they know what components to check and what issues to look for. Your service tech will leave you with a written report detailing any issues they identified during the inspection and a quote to fix them.

Already Have Solar Panels?

Already gone solar but need service? We have the Central Valley’s largest solar maintenance division. Our team is ready to tackle the job, no matter your needs or the size. Contact us today or browse our list of maintenance services to see how we can help get you back on track for solar success.

How Often Do I Clean My Solar Panels?

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A Minimum of Twice Per Year

It is known that the Central Valley has a high rate air pollution. This is due to heavy traffic flow and condensed areas of industrial manufacturers. These factors can contribute to needing your panels cleaned on a bi-annual basis. We here at Solar Negotiators give consumers the information and tools to make their own decisions. There are in fact steps you can take to identify when you need to get your solar panels cleaned. When it becomes an issue with your production levels, monitoring systems usually offer a better alternative.

How Often Do I Check My Solar Inverter?

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Once Per Month

If you fail to check your inverter regularly, it can have a negative impact on your solar investment. As issues can arise with your production, we recommend checking your inverter at least once a week. This prevents costly consequences that occur with underproduction. Over the course of several months, small system malfunctions can really add up. Worst case scenario, your system could be completely shut down and you would have no knowledge if you aren’t regularly checking up on your system.

How Do I Read My True-Up Bill?

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Your electric meter is “bidirectional”. Meaning, your electric meter will run backward as it measures the energy you produce from your solar system. It also will run forward each time you pull electricity from the grid. PG&E will take your “net” energy difference and either add a credit to your account or bill you for using more energy than you produced. As stated earlier, you will receive an annual and a monthly bill statement. It is important to know how to read both, so that you know if you’ve accrued any charges you weren’t expecting. Monitoring your system on a regular basis allows you to catch any irregularities and avoid costly repairs or expenses.

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