Quality solar panels are durable and manufactured to last for a long time. Nonetheless, they are still susceptible to natural wear and tear and other problems. We listed some of the common issues you may encounter if you install solar panels in the building where your business is housed, so you know what to do to avoid them or how to take care of them.
Hot spots occur when the energy generated by the solar panels can’t pass through the inverter. As a result, the panels become overloaded and get hot. They could negatively affect the efficiency of your system and may also shorten its life. Furthermore, the panels could be beyond repair, leading to a premature replacement, which is more expensive. There are various causes of hot spots, such as the improper soldering of connections, bird droppings, and dirt. Keep the solar panels clean, and ensure that only a professional service provider performs the installation.
These are tiny cracks that are often invisible to the naked eye. However, they may grow and become more noticeable after some time due to different factors, such as extreme weather and improper handling of the panels when shipped or installed. They could slow down energy generation, so the system may not work to the fullest. Therefore, see to it that you get only top-quality solar panels that can withstand bad weather. An experienced and reputable commercial solar company will give you this. They will ensure care with the shipping and installation of the panels, thus preventing cracks.
Some roofs are more suitable for solar panel installation than others. However, unless replacing the roofs of your building or office is an option, you may need to work with what you have at the moment. Again, it’s crucial to work only with reliable installers since they know what to do to make the most out of the roof and the solar panels. Also, ensure that your roof is in top shape before the installation. Any repairs or replacements after the panel installation can be costly. Get a roof inspection and have all issues fixed before installing the solar panels. Some common roof concerns are leaks, rots, and structural damages.
These trails are brown lines that look like snail tracks, so they are called snail trails. They are caused by moisture build-up due to cracks and defects on the solar panels. Again, ensure that you get only durable and high-quality solar panels to prevent this concern.
Improper electrical installation can cause a problem with the production of electricity. Wires are also at risk of oxidation, corrosion, and loose connection in the long run. Plus, rats and other pests might chew the wiring and cause damage. If not fixed right away, it could even lead to a fire. Have an electrician check the wirings on your roof to repair any damage or issue.
These are just some of the common issues you may encounter with your solar panels. Be sure that you work only with a reputable installer to reduce the risk of facing the abovementioned problems.