IMPORTANCE OF MAINTANACE
Solar panels are usually a low maintenance addition to any home. You should check your solar panels for any dust or debris 1 to 3 times per year to make sure everything is working properly. Please make sure you are being safe when conducting your maintenance check on your solar panels. If your solar panels are too high, please call a solar contractor to conduct your solar panel maintenance check.
Even if your solar power system is working well, it’s important to get it checked out regularly to ensure safe and optimal solar energy usage. According to energy.gov, solar photovoltaic (pv) systems require, “routine, periodic maintenance.” Even if your solar energy panels are not experiencing any troubles yet, LA Solar will love to help make sure your solar power stays efficient and productive for a long time.
Whatever you do, please consult professionals with any service on your solar energy system. Solar repair can be incredibly dangerous, and we want you and your family to be safe. It is important that you consult an expert with any routine maintenance or solar repairs for your safety, as well as your family’s. We have over 18 years of experience, we have the expertise to care for your system and let you know exactly what’s going on with your solar energy.
The most common point of failure in all Solar systems is the wire splice connections, also known as wire nuts. Some uninformed solar panel installers use improper wire nuts or techniques when installing solar panel systems to connect multiple wires together. Some wire nuts are not intended to withstand moisture, and should never be used outdoors. When used in an outdoor electrical system like solar panels, they can corrode and damage your system. Most wire nuts are also not built to withstand high heat, which often occurs in the sunny areas that solar panel systems are installed. They can melt, causing a short in between the wires that they connect. Unfortunately, LA Solar has spotted the use of improper wire nuts and techniques in many installations by other Contractors. When we evaluate your system, we will replace all existing connections to err on the side of caution.