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This guide will help you avoid repairing or replacing parts of your solar system.
However, if a repair is required – maintenance will give you an early warning to avoid electrical faults & fires.
We are providing you with the best knowledge, checklists, and safety guides to ensure you get the best value from your solar system.
The guide shows you how panels become dirty and what signs to look for.
Every home location has different pollutants affecting its solar panels. Knowing which ones to consider for your home is a great start to identifying the correct cleaning frequency. Knowing how each pollutant affects your system will give you a good indication of how dirty they can become.
The guide takes you through all possible problems and safety concerns.
How much money you can recover after frequent cleaning.
The dirtier your panels get and the longer you leave it, the greater your financial loss. There is a tipping point when the cost of a clean will be recovered by the savings you regain by doing the clean. Knowing how to work this out will give you a great basis for maintenance frequency.
Learn how to calculate solar production and savings loss as a result of dirty panels. Use this information to guide you to a sensible cleaning schedule while maximising your solar benefit
Solar Panel cleaning: Do’s and Don’ts – avoiding warranty loss and safety issues.
Every panel manufacturer details warranty policy around panel maintenance. Breaking these conditions can void your warranty or damage the panels. Working on your roof with water and electricity can be a hazardous mix, being mindful of safety is incredibly important.
Understand how your solar system is wired and how this affects the whole system when only part of one panel is shaded.
Thermal camera imaging can look at panel heat issues and pre-warn you of a panel burn out (Hot spot failure). Periodic monitoring will identify if cells are degrading or remaining stable.
Electrical components and cables can degrade over time. If they are cheaper components they will degrade faster. Learn the warning signs and risks of electrical failures.
Cheaper panels and extended shading times can cause panels to burn out and become fire and electrical hazard. Hail damage and glass cracking should also be checked.
If you are not maintaining your solar system, you may be voiding your warranty. You may also be missing opportunities to claim warranty faults.
Insurance companies can refuse coverage if you have neglected maintenance, particularly when maintenance neglect is the cause of a claim.
The guide then runs you through your maintenance options.
Once you have a full understanding of maintenance requirements, you can then make an educated choice on how you would like to manage your solar system.
It’s an option. We’ll show you what you should consider first.
Do It Yourself
Learn the safety considerations, best methods and what you may need help with.
Find a Panel cleaner
What you’ll get with a panel clean and how it differs from a full service.
Use A Professional Service
Understand what a full service looks like, and the value it provides.