In this article by Victory Solar Pros, we explore some of the benefits and reasons that solar PV installations should be checked. Some of the obvious reasons are to save money, increase solar efficiency, and to keep your system in good working order. Here is our top five list of reason to check your system.
1. Solar Collective Surface Contamination
Seasons change, and those changes bring rain, sleet, snow, and other adverse weather that can lead to dirt and grime building up on your solar collectors. Birds, pollen, dirt, and leaves are just a few of the things that mother nature throws at solar collectors. If grime builds up, it diminishes the efficiency of each solar collector. Cleaning them is a good way to keep them converting solar energy to green electricity. Inspecting the system at least quarterly is also a good way to look for damage to the system.
2. Grounding The System
The System ground should be checked at least quarterly. The expansion of heat and cold can cause bolts, nuts, and clips to all loosen. Keeping your system secure helps prevent electricity bleed-off, which can also be dangerous. Keep your house safe by having a solar technician check your systems ground on a regular basis. While the risk of shock is fairly low, it is always a good idea to inspect the system regularly.
3. Inspection for Damage
Normal exposure to the elements can cause the coating on wires to wear and erode. Squirrels are also known to love to gnaw on wires. Exposed wires not only are a risk for shock, but also they are poor conductors of electricity. While the solar technician is inspecting, the system’s ground have them inspect the systems wiring too. Keeping your system in top shape helps it created the most electricity for you.
4. Warranty Fulfillment
Each warranty is different, but many times they require that the system is tested so that it can be certified to be working correctly and safely.
5. Verification of System Performance
You paid for a solar collection system; it only goes without reason that you should have it checked at least quarterly to verify that it is working within its designed capacity. The better your system works, the more solar power it produces and the more money it saves you. As a means to improve the ROI of your investment, check the system performance regularly. Go green and keep your solar PV system up to speed.
Victory Solar Pros serves Apple Valley and the High Desert with quality solar power services and installation of solar panels and solar PV systems. If you have a solar PV system and would like it inspected, then just call Victory Solar Pros and let one of their trained technicians inspect, clean, and if needed, repair your solar PV system.