There are a variety of options you can choose for landscaping underneath ground mounted solar panels. Plant life including wildflowers, vegetables and grasses are very successful under panels. Shaded plants require less water and help to keep the temperature under the panels cooler in turn maximizing the panels efficiency. Other options include rocks or mulch […]
In the event of a fire or flood, there is nothing special you need to do for your solar array. If you would normally turn off electricity in the situation, your solar array would turn off with the electricity shut off.
With no moving parts and quality components solar panels require very little maintenance. In fact, their design ensures the glass remains relatively clean by naturally being exposed to the rain and snow.
Generally, there is no need to clean the panels as Mother Nature takes care of that in the Midwest. Spring rains and winter snows provide the best glass cleaning for solar panels.