Solar energy systems are a great way to save on energy costs, but they can occasionally run into problems. At Alternative Energy Systems Inc. (AES), our qualified technicians assist both residential and commercial customers with their solar panel repair needs. Read more about common problems you may be able to solve on your own, and be sure to contact us for bigger issues you may be experiencing!
4 Common Solar Repair Problems
Low Power Output
If you notice that your energy production has decreased, the first thing you should check is the panels themselves. Make sure that there is no debris or dirt blocking them, as this can greatly reduce their efficiency.
Birds, squirrels, and other animals love to build nests on top of solar panels! Not only is this a hazard for the animals themselves, but it can also be detrimental to your system’s performance. To address this issue, you can install a physical barrier around the perimeter of your solar array. This will deter animals from being able to access the panels and will keep your system running smoothly.
When a solar panel's energy production pathway is disrupted, it can begin to radiate excess heat. This can reduce your solar energy system's performance and lifespan, so it's important to identify and address the issue as soon as possible. Be sure to check your panels regularly for dirt or partial shade as these can cause hot spots.
If there is a loose connection within your solar panel, it can prevent them from properly producing energy. To determine if this is the issue, you will first want to check your breaker switches and inverter. If they appear to be functioning properly, then it's time to call the pros at AES!
At Alternative Energy Systems Inc., we understand that solar energy systems are a big investment. That's why our team is committed to providing the best possible service to our customers. If you're experiencing any problems with your solar panels, don't hesitate to give us a call! We'll be happy to help you find a solution.