TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE FOR HOMEOWNERS WITH ROOFTOP SOLAR

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE FOR HOMEOWNERS WITH ROOFTOP SOLAR

Common Problems and Solutions to Your Solar Panel System

 

Solar Digital Squad
Manila, Philippines
February 11, 2019

 

You need to know the basics

Residential rooftop solar systems in the Philippines are taking over. Such solar power systems are typically low maintenance, but only if you use an experienced and qualified installer. It is always wise for the homeowners to familiarize themselves with the basic issues and challenges that come with owning a solar power system. In the same way, when you purchase your very first car, you need to know what to do in the event that it overheats, or runs out of gas, or has a flat tire. Every homeowner with solar should know how to identify, diagnose, and troubleshoot a basic solar power system issue. With solar as the gamechanger in this day and age, here are some tips for the homeowners on troubleshooting solar panels.

 

Your solar power system is not producing the usual power

For instance, you may observe that your solar power system is not producing the usual power, but you may not know the reason why. Now let us explore the issues behind variances in your system’s performance.

 

Check out the electrical wiring

Maybe your wiring is loose. When the wiring is loose for your solar power system, it can result in unexpected electrical issues. Keep in mind that your solar panel system, depending on the type, may be linked photovoltaic cells and batteries and inverters. This means there are many connections where the wiring may fail. In order to correct such wiring discrepancies, you need to talk to a solar installer expert. The installer has tools to pinpoint problems and disconnect parts that may cause additional damage to your solar panel system. If your system has a monitoring tool in place, then you can actually see the power performance of your system on your mobile phone. This then allows you to identify the issue of your system easily and quickly.

 

Heat fade is common

One issue that can result due to temperature problems is the fact that the solar panel system may overheat. This happens when the temperature runs up too high, and this causes your solar panels to produce less power. This is a common issue. During such instances, you may discover that your system receives less power during the hottest times of the sun or the day.

 

Dirty and damaged solar panel systems

As a homeowner, you should also be highly aware that the dirt on your solar panels can cause serious performance issues. This means dirt of any kind: dust, debris, leaves, and other objects. Such dirt reduces panel efficiency and thus affect power production.

 

Cleaning and maintenance

This is why cleaning and maintenance of your solar panel system must be done on a regular basis by the solar panel experts, or by a solar panel cleaning crew. Otherwise, your power output will decrease each year.

 

What if the system still isn’t performing like it used to, even after cleaning?
In such instances, since each system is designed uniquely, then contact your installers, or solar experts, who can correctly and efficiently perform diagnostic steps for electrical issues. Provide the solar crew the problems, timeframe, errors, observations, power losses, and all other relevant information so they can conduct a detailed assessment and identify the core issue.

 

Solaric is the leader in rooftop solar

Solaric has established its name across the renewable industry as a proven and reputable leader of rooftop solar systems in the Philippines. Backed by decades of experience, Solaric has installed more than 50% of residential rooftop solar in the Philippines and has delivered significant cost reductions in electricity expenses, as well as milestone contributions to a cleaner, greener, and renewable future. Solaric is now zoning in on corporate and industrial projects to offer them the same cost reductions. Solaric is the recognized leader in solar panel installations in the Philippines. The Solaric installers and engineers are well-known troubleshooting experts. They work hard to ensure that solar panel systems run efficiently and seamlessly, so that every single homeowner with rooftop solar can enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

 

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Contact the solar experts

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For more information, please visit www.solaric.com.ph or email us at info@solaric.com.ph call 5040092 or 09178603141.

 

We will gladly explain to you how the system works, or schedule a survey so we can give you options for your new home or existing homes or businesses.

 

At Solaric, we Turn on the Sun.

 

Regina Rome is a solar analyst with the Solar Digital Squad Research.