Solar panels are usually a low maintenance addition to any home. You should check your solar panels for any dust or debris 1 to 3 times per year to make sure everything is working correctly.
Please make sure you are safe when conducting your maintenance check on your solar panels. If your solar panels are too high, please call a solar contractor to perform your solar panel maintenance check.
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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 malfunctioning solar energy system. We also know how to fix them! We provide immediate and thorough solar power assistance. If there’s a problem, we will help you fix it.
Solar System Inspection and Tune-Up: ONLY $249.99*
Full system diagnostic including:
- Inspection of Main Interconnection Breaker
- Inspection of all connections between Main Service and Inverter
- Inspection of all connections between Solar Panels and Inverter
- Cleaning of Inverter
- Analysis of systems compliance with Current building and fire code
- Replacement of all wire nuts with Heavy-duty equipment
- Perform shading tests
- Inspection of monitoring equipment
- Migration of customers monitoring site to Semper Solaris servers
- Report findings and system performance
- 90-day warranty on all repairs
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.
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 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 equipment
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.
Solar Panel Maintenance: Why You Need Routine Solar Panel Repair
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 quick fixes, routine maintenance or solar repairs for the safety of you and your family. We are 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!