Solar Panels Inspections

Solar Panels Inspections from Solar Fix Network

By: Solar Fix Network  02-May-2014
Keywords: Solar Panels, Solar Hot Water, Solar Energy Systems

You’ve taken the plunge and had solar panels installed, and are now one of the more than 1 million households in Australia to have done so. As well as reducing your carbon emissions, you’re benefiting from the feed-in tariff from your electricity supplier and slashing your home energy bills. However, it’s important to understand that regular inspection, as well as cleaning and maintenance of your solar panels, is vital. There are three important reasons why you need regular inspection and cleaning of your solar panels: to ensure that you are meeting the manufacturer’s warranty conditions (if applicable) to ensure that you are meeting South Australian legislation to ensure that your solar panels are working as efficiently as possible Warranty conditions The warranty documentation that came with your solar system may specify how frequently you need to have it inspected in order to be able to meet the warranty conditions, so it’s important that you adhere to these guidelines in order to protect your valuable investment. However, it may be the case that your warranty does not stipulate regular inspection intervals; if not, we recommend that you have your system inspected every two years. South Australian Legislation Unfortunately, not everyone who has a solar system installed is aware of the South Australian government legislation regarding their inspection and maintenance. SA Power Networks Small Embedded Generation Technical Guidelines stipulate that your solar system either needs to be inspected and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or, if this isn’t specified, within five years of the system’s installation, and then every five years after that. Operating efficiency Solar panels that aren’t clean don’t operate at maximum efficiency; however, like the windows on your home, or your car windscreen they can get dirty quite quickly. Dirt, dust, bird droppings, air pollution—all can conspire to keep your solar panels from being in pristine condition and so operating at full capacity.

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If you’ve noticed a drop in your system’s efficiency, but can’t see any obvious signs of an inverter malfunction yourself, we offer a full range of inspection and maintenance services, and our trained and skilled staff can inspect and test all aspects of your system to ensure that it’s delivering maximum efficiency and minimising your costs as much as possible.