Top 3 Solar Problems And How To Solve Them

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Solar panel systems can do wonders for helping the environment and reducing your monthly energy costs. However, to keep them running at peak efficiency, there are some things you need to watch out for. Here are three common solar problems you might experience and how you should fix them.

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Electrical Flow Malfunctions

If you’re not getting the energy output you expect from your solar power system, there are many different possible causes. Once you’ve ruled out the most obvious, such as a lack of sunny weather, it’s time to consider that the cause might be beneath the surface. Faulty wiring or installation errors can easily hinder the effectiveness of your system, so call a certified repair tech immediately when you suspect you might have these issues.

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Hot Spots

Hot spots are one of the most well-known and detrimental issues you can have with a solar power system. Hot spots occur when your panels get too hot and overload, causing significant degradation in your system’s performance. Built-up dirt and grime, as well as poorly soldered connections, can put your panels at risk for hot spots, so make sure you’re having them cleaned and inspected regularly. If not, you might be faced with significant repair and replacement costs for hot spot problems.

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Bird Perches

While beautiful to look at, our avian friends can be quite the issue for solar panels. Not only do they leave unsightly little white streaks on your solar array, but their nests can be particularly troublesome around system components - especially wiring and the panels themselves, which can get very toasty on summer days. Keep the birds away using anti-bird solutions, such as special scents and materials designed to repel the feathery flyers.

Your solar panels are likely one of the largest investments you’ll ever make in your home. Make sure you protect it with regular maintenance and upkeep. For help with your ongoing solar needs, AES is here to help. Give us a call today with any questions you might have!