Solar panels are an extremely useful tool that will provide you with sustainable solar energy for at least the next 25 years. So how do you keep them in good shape? Are they like a car, in that they require frequent tune-ups to maintain top shape? Is it better to leave them unattended? When it comes to solar panels, proper maintenance is required to ensure that they function properly. Servicing your equipment will save you money by preventing costly repairs and ensuring that it performs at its best. Continue reading to learn why solar panel repair and maintenance are so important.
Is It Necessary To Maintain Solar Panels Regularly?
Solar panels, once installed accurately, generally do not require much maintenance to supply power and perform effectively. To guarantee that everything functions properly, we propose a solar panel maintenance inspection every 12 to 18 months, which is usually enough to assure that solar panels continue to do their job for the next 25 to 30 years.
A maintenance checkup usually includes a professional electrician cleaning the panels, checking for blockages, testing all of the connections and switches, and confirming that your solar system is operating at peak efficiency. Solar panels can occasionally malfunction without instantly revealing a problem, resulting in a huge shock when the electricity bill arrives.
What Are Some Maintenance and Safety Concerns to Be Aware Of?
When it comes to solar panel repair and maintenance, the following are the most common concerns that affect the performance or safety of the panels:
- Faulty solar gauge
- Improper solar panel placement (too much shade, or in an awkward position)
- Vermin damage from possums, birds, or rodents
- Dirt, dust, and debris
- Solar panel fractures
When there is too much leaf cover or shade over the panels, they may not operate as well as they should. Hiring a professional to install your solar panels from the start will guarantee that the panels are properly installed and that any areas in danger of leaf accumulation are identified. We can provide you with advice on keeping trees trimmed and other obstructions out of the way of the sun’s rays. Birds, possums, and rats have been known to create nests beneath solar panels, eating through the cables and accumulating body waste.
Debris can accumulate on solar panels over time, reducing their ability to absorb the sun’s rays. Weather events, such as storms can worsen this buildup by causing leaves to accumulate on the panels. Dirty panels can reduce the efficiency of solar panels greatly.
Corrosion and slow deterioration of the insulation in panels can lead to malfunctions.
These issues are more likely to emerge if a poorly executed installation job is performed, which is shockingly common in Australia.
How Can I Tell If My Solar Panels Need To Be Repaired?
A broken, dirty, or otherwise malfunctioning solar system will leave a trail of evidence in its energy output statistics. In most circumstances, you can pinpoint the cause of faster-than-usual degradation by checking your electricity bill, system software, or establishing a solar monitoring system. You can discover and address difficulties sooner if you pay attention to changes in productivity.
Warranty On Solar Panels: If Something Goes Wrong, You’re Covered
Manufacturers of solar panels offer a variety of warranties to ensure that you have support and coverage in the unlikely case of a problem, such as severe weather or falling tree parts. Power output warranties ensure that panel performance does not deteriorate below a certain level during the warranty period (usually 25 years).
When scheduling solar system service maintenance, it’s critical to hire a professional to guarantee that you get the most out of your solar investment while also maintaining a safe electrical environment. Stag Electrical’s electricians have extensive experience in solar photovoltaic system design, installation, and maintenance and can conduct thorough inspections and look for methods to improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of your solar PV system. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with solar panel repairs.