Solar Panel Maintenance and Servicing…
Does your inverter cut out? If so contact us and we can check and test your inverter and find the solution to the problem.
Solar PV installations are relatively
low maintenance. Nonetheless, in order to
keep a solar system in good working order, and to ensure a long and productive
life cycle, it is best that some maintenance is performed. Carrying out maintenance bi-annually will be enough to catch any damage before it
impacts on the system’s performance.
Panels require very little maintenance other than being cleaned to remove dust and accumulated dirt. We also look carefully at the panels, checking for water leaks between the layers of the panels. Also looking at the
wires for looseness at connections, and for breaks in the
We use a voltmeter and a DC ammeter to check that the
incoming and outgoing currants are the same as is being recorded and displayed
by the inverter. We will keep a record of the total kWh produced and this will track any losses within the system. Systems do produce slightly lower levels of
electricity over time, but this should be a relatively slight decrease (1 or 2
percent a year).
During the lifetime of your solar system the inverter would normally require replacing after 10-15 years. A replacement inverter would typically cost in the region of £700-£1,000.