Solar panels are a fantastic way for homeowners to cut their utility bills, save thousands long term and reduce their carbon emissions. One of the reasons people see these savings is because they can take advantage of free, clean energy from the sun and generate electricity with their highly efficient systems, therefore using less traditional electricity from their neighborhood grid.
However, homeowners will not see these savings if their systems are not operating at its highest potential. A common cause for this issue is that the solar panels or other components of the system have sustained damage and need repairs. At Momentum Solar, we want our customers to receive the most out of their solar panel systems – which is why we’ve compiled a list of the warming signs to look for that indicate if your system needs repairs.
Here are some of the most common signs that your solar panels may need repairs:
Solar panels are durable and designed to withstand most weather conditions. However, sometimes they can sustain damage from debris like fallen branches, rocks hurled by the wind or heavy hailstorms. If you happen to find any cracks in your panels, even if it seems minor, we highly recommend that you call your solar provider to schedule a repair. Even small cracks can allow water to get inside the panel and cause even more damage, so it’s important to get the situation resolved as soon as possible. At Momentum Solar, we are always available to help in scenarios like these.
Power Cuts In And Out
Problems with wiring can lead to panels cutting in and out when they are heating and cooling. If this is the case, you should call for repairs. A solar specialist will be able to fix the wiring and locate any panels with similar problems.
Lower Power Production
Pay close attention to the power production of your solar panel system and compare the average with your solar provider’s expected average, which is measured in kilowatts per day. Some drops occur due to weather conditions like clouds or rain, but if your system is consistently producing lower energy that expected then there might be an issue. Call your solar provider to determine why your panels are losing capacity and determine if you need repairs.
Error Message On The Inverter
We highly recommend checking your inverter once a week to see if it’s operating correctly. If it’s displaying an error message, there can either be a problem with the inverter itself or your panels. If you observe an error message, call your solar company to see what the issue is and how it can be resolved.
We understand that it can be overwhelming when trying to find the best solar company for your energy needs – we want you to find a quality installer at an affordable price!
Momentum Solar is an owner-operated company committed to delivering a first-class experience to our customers through their journey to cleaner, price-protected electricity generated by the sun. We handle the entire process of solar enrollment through customized design, engineering, permitting, installation and activation of every system to ensure a seamless transition to renewable energy.
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