Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a solar panel last?
Most solar panels have a guaranteed lifespan of 25 years-30years.
Can the solar panel be damaged by wind/snow?
Solar panels are well attached to the roof and can take a beating. The panels are so well secured that they can even withstand speeds of up to 150 km/h . Since the surface of the solar panels is very slippery, the snow will slide off in most cases. As a result, the generation of solar energy is often not hindered. An ice layer can form on the solar panel, which will melt away automatically as soon as it stops freezing.
My installer had calculated much more yield for my solar panels. Is there anything I can do about this?
The yield depends on several factors, including the weather. If your installer has charged you more revenue than is realized in practice, we advise you to contact your installer about this.
Is it best for me to put solar panels or solar collectors on my roof?
The main difference between solar panels and solar collectors is that solar panels are used to generate electricity using the sun. A solar collector captures the heat from the sun and transfers this heat via a pipe system to a solar boiler. It just depends on what you would like to make more sustainable, the electricity or hot water. You can of course also choose both options.
Does it still make sense to take solar panels now that the netting may not take place and something will take its place?
It remains useful to have solar panels installed, despite the fact that the netting scheme changes. If the solar panels are purchased before 2023, you will benefit from the maximum netting percentage (100%) until 2031. After 2023, this percentage will decrease, but it will still be attractive to install solar panels on your roof. This calculation has been worked out here: Solar panels: less netting, yet attractive | Environment Central
If I get a fire from my solar panels, what should I do? Is the installer liable?
The chance that a fire will start due to a solar power system is very small (0.0023%). Who can be held liable in such a case differs per situation. If it turns out that the installer has been negligent in the installation of the solar panels, the installer is liable. If you have solar panels installed, it is wise to take out building insurance.