Solar panels are built to last. They should provide solar energy for at least 25 years with proper maintenance, regular cleaning and favorable weather conditions. Most suppliers offer a 20-year warranty on their products.
But, like everything else, solar panels are also prone to wear and tear and will eventually need maintenance. Curious about how to tell when your solar panels need repairs? Read on to learn 5 possible signs when your solar panels need repair or replacement.
If your solar panels are covered with debris or dirt, they might need maintenance. Shoddy installation or wiring can also cause low output. If you have a string inverter setup, every panel on string inverter setup, every panel on the string can only produce as much as the lowest-producing panel in the bunch. Addressing the ‘weak link’ panel will improve the entire solar panel system.
Installation issues, manufacturing defects and wiring problems can all cause unexpected shutdowns. Your solar installer should review your systems to check for loose wires and other issues. Your inverter may shut down frequently if it is getting too much voltage. You may need to change your inverter setting or setup to handle high voltage appropriately. If your circuit breaker trips frequently, check the connection between the breaker and your system.
Do they look dusty or covered in debris? Checking in on your panels is always a good idea if you can do so safely. A simple cleaning may improve their production dramatically. You can read our blog on cleaning your solar panels or visit www.solaristech.co.au to connect directly with our experts. Solar panels are designed to withstand even extreme weather conditions. If you experience weather-related damage, you may be eligible for repair or replacement under your warranty.
Your inverter is one of the most important elements of your system. When your inverter breaks down, the rest of your system cannot function either. If you find any inverter malfunction, visit www.solaristech.co.au or dial 1300-946-524 to connect with our experts directly. Fixes for a faulty inverter can be as simple as re-establishing an internet connection, or the unit may need to be replaced altogether. You can shield your inverters from the elements whenever possible. Always check the manufacturer’s warranty in case of a significant breakdown.
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In conclusion, maintaining and repairing your solar panels is essential to ensure optimal energy, productivity and longevity. Solar panels are a long-term investment and require periodic maintenance to keep them functioning at their best. Regular inspection and cleaning can prevent minor issues from escalating into larger, more expensive problems.
However, if your solar panel system requires repairs, hire a professional with experience working with solar panels. Contact www.solaristech.co.au or dial 1300-946-524 to maximize the benefits of your solar panel investment for years to come.