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4 Common Solar Panel and System Issues

4 Common Solar Panel and System Issues

Professional Solar Inspection and Repairs in the Coachella Valley

Solar panels, systems, inverters, and batteries are like any other part of your home technology. As with all home technology systems, over time you will need repairs and maintenance to keep the technology up to date and the system running smoothly. There are a handful of issues with solar panels and systems that you can expect to eventually occur. Understanding these errors and faults may help you know what to do when they occur.

The Coachella Valley solar repair professionals at Solux Energy can help you keep your solar energy system running smoothly with regular inspections and routine repairs. Let our team ensure you get the most out of your solar energy system.

Call Solux Energy today to schedule your solar maintenance or repairs in the Coachella Valley.

Some of the Most Common Solar Energy System Problems

Although diagnosis and repairs should always be determined and tackled by professionals, it helps to be aware of the most common solar panel and system issues so you can watch for them as your system ages.

  1. Inverter problems. The inverter is the component of your solar system that converts direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). When there are issues with the power generation, the inverter should be the first thing you check. Inverters are typically the hardest working part of your solar energy system and can bear the most load, meaning they can be one of the first things to show wear and tear. They may need software or firmware updates, with manufacturers releasing updates and fixes for common problems remotely. If your inverter is displaying signs of malfunction, call the professional for diagnosis and repair or check for manufacturer updates.
  2. Communication errors. Most solar energy systems require a dependable Internet connection. This connection is necessary to monitor your system’s function. It allows your solar energy system to communicate the amount of energy produced and provide error notifications. Missed error messages, poor connection stability, or unreliable Internet speed mean you may not quickly detect panel and system issues. Also, without a solid connection, your inverter cannot receive automatic software updates or fixes. Communication errors may be due to an unplugged wire, faulty router, poor internet connection, or change in internet provider.
  3. Mechanical panel damage. Mechanical panel damage could be anything from bird droppings or debris to cracks or damage caused by falling debris, all reducing the amount of power your panels produce. If your panels are damaged, the danger of wind damage increases as part of the damaged panels can be blown away. If you notice mechanical panel issues or suspect something has been broken, call the professionals to diagnose the issue and consider repairs or replacements as needed.
  4. Wiring damage. Just like any other external wire or cable, your solar energy wiring can become damaged. From wind or weather damage to rodent damage, assessment and repairs should always be handled by a professional to prevent the risk of shock or other wire-related injury.

Coachella Valley Solar Repairs with Solux Energy

When your solar panels, inverter, or batteries need repair, call the Coachella Valley solar professionals at Solux Energy. Backed by years of experience, our team can help you diagnose the problem and get your system running again ASAP. Don’t risk loss of power or further damage to your solar energy system by putting off repairs.

Call the Coachella Valley solar repair pros at Solux Energy today to request repairs, inspections, or routine maintenance. We’re here to keep your power running all year long!