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No new posts Solar Panel Repairs Near Me: How to Diagnose Solar Panel Problems

Did you know that solar panels have a return-on-investment rate of 20% within the first year of installation?

This explains why many people are on the switch to solar energy.

Unfortunately, most of the people using solar panels don't know how to detect solar panel problems.

Since electric appliances may continue operating even when there is a problem with the solar panel, you may notice that something is wrong only after receiving a high electrical bill.

Although this is a sign that you may need solar panel repairs, it is not always a reliable method to tell something wrong.

Thankfully, there are other ways to help in solar panel fault find and have them rectified before electrical bills skyrocket. Read on to learn them.

Look For Shading or Other Obstructions

Solar panels use sunlight to generate power. For this reason, anything impending the sunlight from reaching the panels will cause problems with solar panel on roofs.

For instance, trees whose branches cause shade on the panels should be eliminated or trimmed. Remember that shade, even on one panel, will affect the overall production of energy.

Additionally, check any obstructions in the panel, such as dust, debris, or pollen, among others. Such obstructions are most common when it has not rained for a while.

Therefore, consider cleaning the panel or hiring a professional to clean them and improve their effectiveness.

Check the Inverter

The inverter is probably one of the last things in your mind, especially if you are not a solar panel enthusiast. However, it can give you the first signs that you need solar panel repairs.

This is done by checking the colors of the light it displays during the day. In case it displays green light, everything is okay with the solar panels. On the other hand, red or orange lights show that there is a problem.

If there is a flashing light, check to see an error message displayed and contact the installer to rectify the issue.

Check the Solar Meter

The solar meter logs the panel's energy generation in real-time. By checking the data on the solar meter, it is easy to tell whether you need repair services.

Some of the details that you can get on the solar meter include the number of kilowatts supplied to your house. Additionally, you can see the number of kilowatts produced in a day and the total kilowatts produced since installation.

You can access this information through the solar panel online account or on the solar meter's digital screen.

Use a Solar Monitor to Alert You When You Need Solar Panel Repairs

A solar monitor helps detect when the output of the solar panel system is low, or there is no output at all.

After it detects a problem, it sends you an alert either through SMS or email.

The solar monitor saves you the hassle of going through the solar panel system to check whether it is functioning right.

Additionally, a contractor is likely to respond faster if you tell than that you got a notification from a solar monitor since it is most likely not a false alarm.

Detect the Solar Problems Before They Touch Your Wallet

Delayed solar panel repairs will not only cost you more for electric bills but are also risky to your premises.

For this reason, it is wise to keep an eye on your solar panels and call a contractor as soon as you detect something wrong.

Contact us for more information on what to do if solar panel stop working and for repair services.

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