The energy crisis is running rampant now more than ever alongside ecological disasters. If we want to prevent these two from going on, we must find alternative sources of energy. Solar panels are currently one of the best solutions out there for preventing these problems. Unfortunately, not everything is ideal in this life and there are always some problems. Luckily, with this list of 6 common solar panel issues, you will know how to fix these problems.
1. Faulty wiring
Wiring is one of the most common causes of problems when it comes to solar panels. Unless you are an electrician yourself, it is better to call upon electricians who are capable of working on solar panels to fix this issue. Working with faulty wires without the proper training can result in serious injuries including death. In some areas, it is even illegal to work on wiring if you are not trained to do so.
If the wiring is good and you are still not getting energy, it might be up to the inverter. The inverter is the part that converts the solar energy to electricity your home uses. The inverter is a part that you will need to switch up every five to ten years depending on quality. If the inverter is new, check your warranty and see if they can fix it for you.
Isolator problems can be pretty difficult to solve. Their purpose is to isolate the current running to and from the inverter. The inverter will usually tell if there is a problem with the isolator. In that case, you will again need the help of professionals to avoid any kind of electrocution.
If all of the electronics are working in the right order, the problem could be much simpler. Solar panels should be kept clean if there is no rain to wash them. This is especially important if you have birds around that could defecate on the solar panel surface. By putting up barricades and new homes for these little visitors you will avoid this issue.
5. Hot spots
If your panels are dirty, that could lead to additional problems. Uneven distribution of power could cause hot spots inside the panel that can lead to more damage. Heat can lead to more faulty wires that can start a fire and explosions. By keeping the solar panels clean, you reduce the chance of these hot spots appearing. It does not need to be any proper washing, just remove the visible dirt.
If everything is in working conditions and your panels are clean, the problem could be the monitoring system. You may have a good amount of power but the system is just not registering it. You will probably need to replace this system and switch to an inverter that has a monitoring function as well.
Everything in life must be maintained, including solar panels. The listed issues are pretty easy to fix to get your green energy running again. It is important not to give up when these solar panel issues occur. Just think about how many other problems there are with regular electricity sources. Many of them are hard to handle compared to some of these where just some cleaning is enough.