What are the 3 most common reasons my Adelaide solar power system is not working?
Unexpected solar electrical issues may be due to loose wiring. Solar panels are joined by an intricate network of wires that connects individual PV cells to each other, to your solar battery system and to the inverter. Due to this, there are many areas where this connection fails.
Dirty or damaged solar panels
One of the most common performance issue with solar power systems is caused by dirt. Something as simple as dust, pollen, leaves and debris can reduce the energy your solar power system can produce immensely. During the summer months, dust collects on your solar panels and leaves you with a solar power system that is generating 5-10% less clean energy than when they are clean. It is recommended that you get your solar panel system expertly cleaned, using the right equipment and materials to ensure your solar power system is optimally running all year round!
No matter how high end your solar power system is, if it is not installed correctly it will not work as well. This common issue can cause a decrease in your solar power systems ability to generate energy. The best way to avoid or fix this problem is to ensure your commercial solar power system is installed by CEC solar technicians or to have your preinstalled solar power systems checked.
Call us today to find out more on our free panel cleaning service we offer with every inspection or safety/compliance check!
What should I do if my solar company is avoiding me or has gone out of business?
This is, unfortunately, a common problem many South Australian solar power owners are coming across. With a rapid amount of shady solar companies opening up and answering your calls just long enough to make a couple of bucks, to then vanish with no after-sale-support or advice.
With four decades in the industry, our team at Solar Power Plus can give you peace of mind and come up with solutions on this common issue.
Contact one of our senior solar technicians today for free over the phone advice.
Is there any maintenance?
A solar power system requires very little maintenance. However, just like how you take your car in for routine maintenance checks to address any current issues and to avoid any future problems, the same idea applies to your Adelaide solar power system. Servicing your system periodically through cleaning, inspections and safety checks is a tried and true way to protect your investment and ensure your system is running optimally and safely all year round.
How do I make an insurance claim on my solar power system?
Making an insurance claim on your panels, inverters or your complete solar installation can be a lengthy and confusing process. Issues such as “Am I even covered?” “Do I have the correct insurance policy for my system?” are all common concerns most people have.
That is why at Solar Power Plus we help guide our customers through this process and offer trustworthy advice on the best ways to navigate their insurance claims and provide information on the best insurance coverage for their preinstalled Adelaide solar power system.
Call one of our senior solar technicians today!
What is solar feed-in tariff and how much will I get paid?
A solar feed-in tariff is when a grid-connected solar power system owner is paid for the electricity their system produces by either a government agency or by a utility company.
There are two different types of tariffs “gross” or “net”. Almost all feed-in tariffs offered today are “net”, this means you will get paid on the “surplus” of energy generated by your system. The less common is a gross feed-in tariff which pays you on the total energy produced.
Call one of our solar technicians today to find out more.
Do solar panels work at night or during cloudy weather?
For solar panels to generate energy, they need to absorb light, preferably sunlight. Although they can produce some energy from other light sources like for instance a street light and even the moon, the output is extremely low. Due to this your solar power system becomes inactive and stops producing electricity.
During cloudy days, your solar power system still produces energy, but not as effective as it would on a clear sunny day. Depending on how thick the cloud coverage is, you can usually expect your system to produce around 10% to 25% less than it would on a cloud free day.