Just like your car is required to be serviced for roadworthy conditions, your solar system is made up of electrical functioning components that need servicing and maintenance. Most of the major components of your solar system are exposed to the natural weather elements so they need to be regularly checked for wear and tear.
There are many reasons why it is important to service and maintain your solar PV system. It is a requirement for solar homeowners to regularly have their system maintained and serviced for:
The safety of your home and your family is number one! Since solar was introduced in Australia there have been a number of solar components that have been recalled nationally and are still being identified today. These components have been recalled for causing serious fire and electrical hazards and our team at Sunbank Solar prioritise the identification and replacement of these components in each service.
By installing solar, your roof becomes a small generation plant producing energy. Electricity passes through many components and should there be a fault there is potential that your system will not produce electricity, or even cause a fire or electrical surge.
The reduction of efficiency can be extreme if your panels are shaded by built-up debris for long periods of time. Having your solar panels cleaned as part of your service can increase your power generation by up to 10%. It is a great way to improve the overall generation of your solar panels, increasing your savings.
If your system is not functioning to its full potential, then you could be wasting the money invested in your solar system. When your system is serviced by a qualified solar technician you can remain confident that you’re maximising your savings and your home and family are protected.