Solar Maintenance, Diagnosis and Repair Service
Solar System Inspection and Tune Up: ONLY $249.99*
Full system diagnostic including:
- Inspection of Main interconnection breaker
The breaker on your solar system serves as overcurrent protection. Circuit breakers are one of the most essential electrical components of a home, both for convenience and safety, and the same goes for your solar panel system. Circuit breakers prevent too much electricity from flowing through a panel and short-circuiting it or causing an electrical fire. In other electrical systems, a fuse is the safety mechanism, and when too much charge flows through the system, the fuse will disintegrate to protect the rest of the system. This is called “blowing a fuse,” and every time a fuse is blown, it has to be replaced. Instead, a circuit breaker opens a circuit when there’s too much charge, protecting your system without having to replace fuses. We inspect your interconnection breaker for any damage, wear and tear, or improper model use.
- Inspection of all connections between Main Service and inverter
- Inspection of all connections between Solar panels and inverter
- Cleaning of inverter
The inverter on your solar panel system converts the power that the panels produce (direct current) into energy that your home can use (alternating current). Without the inverter, no matter how much energy your panels produce, you won’t be able to use any of it. If there are any issues with your inverter, you may be getting less energy out of your system than you could be. In fact, with a faulty inverter, you could be producing plenty of energy but not be receiving it in your home! At Semper Solaris, we inspect the connections between the inverter, your main service, and the solar panels to ensure that you’re getting your money’s worth. We also thoroughly clean the inverter to keep it at peak performance.
- Analysis of systems compliance with Current building and fire code
As with all other home fire code initiatives, the fire department and government departments create fire codes for solar panel installation in order to keep homeowners safe. When installed safely and according to code, solar panels do not pose a danger to your home. However, when not up to code, solar panels could inhibit access to the roof of your home or could not have enough ventilation between the panel and the roof. These codes allow for proper smoke ventilation in the case of a fire that reaches the roof, and also for enough access to your roof to put out any fires. These fire codes also restrict where wiring systems can be placed, especially those involving direct current, so that your risk of an electrical fire is greatly reduced. Sometimes, unprofessional or negligent installers may not properly install your system according to the safety code, putting your home at risk. Semper Solaris installers will provide a full inspection of your system and address anything that doesn’t comply.
- Replacement of all wire nuts with Heavy duty equivalent
The most common point of failure in all Solar systems is the wire splice connections, also known as wire nuts. Some uninformed solar panel installers use improper wire nuts or techniques when installing solar panel systems to connect multiple wires together. Some wire nuts are not intended to withstand moisture, and should never be used outdoors. When used in an outdoor electrical system like solar panels, they can corrode and damage your system. Most wire nuts are also not built to withstand high heat, which often occurs in the sunny areas that solar panel systems are installed. They can melt, causing a short in between the wires that they connect. Unfortunately, Semper Solaris has spotted the use of improper wire nuts and techniques in many installations by other Contractors. When we evaluate your system, we will replace all existing connections to err on the side of caution.
- Perform shading tests
It’s crucial to be sure that your system is performing at its absolute best. One of the biggest enemies of peak solar performance is shade that covers your panels. No matter how durable or efficient your panels are, if they’re blocked by shade, they won’t work as well. As studies have shown, shade can drastically drop the amount of energy you receive from your system. Let Semper Solaris inspect your system for any possible obstructions, shadows, or material that could block your system from working. We will conduct tests in order to calculate how the surrounding area and shade affects your system, and will assess your options for getting rid of any problems.
- Inspection of monitoring equipment
- Migration of Customers monitoring site to Semper Solaris servers**
It’s important to be able to monitor how much energy your system is producing. This way, you can notice if your system isn’t producing as much as expected and then catch issues or errors as soon as they happen. Monitoring also enables you to notice when your system is at its best—likely during especially sunny, clear, warm days. It’s always a great feeling to check on your solar system and see it producing all that energy for your home! As part of our system inspection and tune up, Semper Solaris will also transfer your monitoring services to Semper Solaris servers, if you have monitoring on your system. This way, you will be able to check on your system at any time and watch how much energy is coming in, and you’ll also be on a reliable, consistent, state-of-the-art monitoring server. Semper Solaris will inspect your monitoring equipment and ensure that everything it reports is accurate.
- Report of findings and system performance
- 90 Day Warranty on all repairs***
Semper Solaris is dedicated to keeping you informed and up-to-date. Whatever we find during your system inspection, we’ll convey to you. We’ll let you know if your system is performing as expected, or if there are errors or other factors preventing your system from working well. We will let you know if your breaker, inverter, and monitoring equipment are all working smoothly. And we’ll also let you know if we replaced any improper wire nuts or found anything causing your system to be shaded. Finally, we offer a 90-day warranty on all of our repairs. This means that you have a guarantee, when you agree to any necessary fixes, that these fixes are going to last and that they will be performed correctly. Let us know within 90 days if you notice anything that might be off, and we’ll ensure that any issues are corrected.
*Some services may require additional cost due to site conditions. Very fragile roof types may preclude rooftop inspection. **Provided customer has monitoring set. ***Provided customer agrees to necessary fixes.
Solar Energy Services You Can Trust
Is your solar power system a few years old? Is it not producing the amount of solar energy it should? Are you seeing cracked glass on one of your solar panels? For all of these solar problems, and more, Semper Solaris is the solar energy company you want servicing your solar power system.
Semper Solaris is one of the best solar companies in California, and was even named the SunPower National Residential Dealer of the Year in 2015. We are dedicated to providing the top solar energy assistance to all of our customers, whether it is installation, maintenance, or service. We are dedicated and diligent, providing you with the best California solar assistance.
If you are experiencing any concerns or issues with your existing solar power system, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have excellent solar experts who are capable of diagnosing and fixing any solar energy problems you may be experiencing in your home. We know how vexing it can be to have a solar energy system that is malfunctioning or is just in need of some care; we’ve got you covered. We provide immediate and thorough solar power assistance. If there’s a problem, we will help you fix it.
Importance of Routine (and Safe!) Solar Power Maintenance
Even if your solar power system is working well, it’s important to get it checked out regularly to ensure safe and optimal solar energy usage. According to energy.gov, solar photovoltaic (pv) systems require, “routine, periodic maintenance.” Even if your solar energy panels are not experiencing any troubles yet, Semper Solaris will love to help make sure your solar power stays efficient and productive for a long time.
Whatever you do, please consult professionals with any service on your solar energy system. Solar repair can be incredibly dangerous, and we want you and your family to be safe. It is important that you consult an expert with any routine maintenance or solar repairs for your safety, as well as your family’s. We encourage you to trust us. As the National Residential Dealer of the Year and one of the best California solar companies, we have the expertise to care for your system and let you know exactly what’s going on with your solar energy.
Faithful Solar Energy Experts
As our name attests, we promise to always be faithful to our customers. We promise to let you know what your solar power system needs, no gimmicks or hidden agendas. Semper Solaris wants you to feel comfortable and happy with your solar energy system, whether we installed it or not. We have received many calls from folks who have had other companies install their solar energy system improperly. We know this is frustrating, and we are here to help make things right for your family. If you want the best solar California has to offer, contact us, and we will give you swift and excellent solar power service.