Solar panels have witnessed increased adoption in the past few years and for good reason. They help produce clean, green energy. But they are prone to a few common problems as well. However, the pros overweigh the cons by a huge margin. As solar panel issues affect various applications around the world, it makes sense to look for ways to fix home solar power problems. Therefore, this blog talks about some common problems with solar panels and how to repair them yourself.
Step 1: Check the switches on your solar panels
Power surges, faults, and overloads can trip these solar panel switches, preventing solar power from charging devices or entering the grid. However, getting them back to the right state is usually enough to fix the problem.
Step 2: Look for Obstructions
Accumulated dust, dirt, and pollen that slowly accumulate over time can prevent sunlight from reaching your PV modules. You should also look for obstructions under the railings. Mice, birds, and other nesting bugs can damage components in your PV array and reduce energy production. Therefore, it is important to clean your solar panels.
Step 3: Check the solar inverter
Almost all photovoltaic systems come with an inverter that converts direct current (DC) from your solar panels to alternating current (AC) for your home appliances. If the light on your solar inverter is solid green with no error code, it is working and there’s nothing you have to do.
If the light on your inverter is blinking amber, red, or an error code is showing on the screen, there may be a problem. To be sure, you can call us at 09067522620 for a free diagnostic call.
While these tips are not guaranteed to solve every solar power generation problem, they can help you solve most solar power-related problems. Solar panels are guaranteed for 20-25 years and it is common for some problems to arise from time to time. Therefore, check your solar system regularly to be aware of problems and fix them as soon as possible.
Electric shock hazard: Solar modules generate direct current which is more dangerous than alternating current if not handled properly. Troubleshooting should only be carried out in the presence of trained specialists. Kartel does not recommend fixing the problem yourself.