3 Things to Check to Avoid Unexpected Solar Power Repairs
A solar power system doesn’t have any moving parts, and it will not require a great deal of maintenance to keep it running efficiently. Of course, if you want to avoid unexpected solar panel repairs, it’s a great idea to protect your investment and get some regular professional maintenance. Caring for a solar power system isn’t too difficult, but if you’re not technically minded and/or you don’t like heights, it isn’t recommended that you attempt this type of work yourself. Let’s take a closer look at three things that you need to check to avoid unexpected solar power repairs.
1. Dirty and Debris
The solar panels need to be kept clean from dirt and debris if they are going to be efficient. Any obstruction on the surface on the panel will reduce the amount of power that’s generated, and this is money down the drain. Any type of debris, such as dirt, leaves, snow, and dust, needs to be cleared away to allow the solar panel to work as intended by the manufacturer. Don’t attempt to clean these solar panels if you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s easy to fall, and this can be fatal even at lower elevations. Some solar panels are mounted lower to the ground, and these can be cleaned with a mop or soft brush that has a long or extendable handle. Be careful if you attempt to clean your solar panels, they can be damaged and if you’re unsure always hire a solar panel professional to clean them for you. People often think the rain will clean the solar panels but this isn’t the case.
2. The Roof and Rack
Every series of solar panels installed on a roof is held in place on a rack that secured to the roof surface. Fixings need to be established, and these penetrations can be weakened from a variety of sources, such as loosening fixings, corrosion, and environmental damage. Roof drainage issues can also create a significant problem; the water could enter the penetration and create structural weaknesses. For these reasons it’s a good idea to periodically inspect the solar panel rack and the points where it’s fixed to the roof. This will help to catch any minor issues earlier and avoid the roof rack sliding free of the roof and causing significant amounts of damage.
3. Look for Signs of Broken Glass
A modern solar panel contains thin silicon wafers that are protected by a durable sheet of tempered glass. This glass panel is rated to withstand a considerable amount of punishment, and it can survive most storms. However, this glass sheet isn’t invulnerable to damage and fallen tree branches or flying debris can break the surface. When the solar panel glass is broken the efficiency is compromised, and it’s important to get the glass replaced. In some solar systems the energy output ceases as soon as a panel is broken and in others, the power output will continue albeit at a reduced level. The repair must be carried out by a professional solar power repair technician, and the new panel will need to be carefully integrated into the existing system.
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