4 Easy Ways To Diagnose Solar Panel Problems

Tuesday October 19, 2021

Solar panels are the ultimate energy saver; a relatively new concept that is flourishing everywhere around the globe. An advanced solution to traditional heating problems, solar panels are a unique innovation and therefore bring unique problems. 

Given that they are comparatively easy to maintain, most of the solar panel problems can be supported by seeking help and advice from experienced advisors like us. 

That said, JL Phillips has an expert team of professionals to look after your solar panel problems and other needs ranging from biomass boilers, ground and air source heat pumps to all your other commercial and domestic needs with timely service and maintenance. 

Speaking of solar panels and the issues they can have, in today’s blog, we’ve created helpful ways to diagnose various solar panel problems, so read along! 

1. Check Your Breaker Switch 

The breaker switch is the tiny fuse box that manages your property’s electrical flow. Similar to how the support of your computer asks you if your system is plugged in and turned on, the breaker switch works on the same parameters

All you have to do is check if this switch is on or is plugged in before moving on to further investigation of your solar panel problems.

Furthermore, they are often associated with regular surges, glitches and overloads that make them trip these switches. This is the sole reason that prevents solar electricity from charging appliances or going into the grid. 

A simple solution here is to switch them back to the original state; it is usually enough to fix the issue. 

However, for more information on such solar panels issues, you can simply call our experts for advice

2. Check Your Solar Inverter 

Usually, every PV installation comes with an inverter for backup that turns the direct current (DC) electricity from your solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity for your property’s appliances.  

In this case, you need to check your solar inverter’s light; if it is green and steady, you should be assured that it’s working. On the other hand, if your solar inverter’s light is yellow, red or blinking, there might be some problems that require immediate expert attention. 

In this case, you can get a quick quote easily from our website for hassle-free heating solutions. 

3. Check for Obstructions 

Given that solar panels solely operate with the help of direct sunlight, it is important to keep your panels free of anything that might interfere with energy production. 

To make sure the procedure is free of obstacles, firstly check for trees that might be responsible for blocking direct sunlight. The immediate action would be to cut some of the branches. 

Additionally, accumulated debris, dust and pollen that naturally builds up over time on panels can also affect the intake of light, so make sure you take that into account.

Lastly, cleaning is essential in this case; nesting mice, birds and other vermin can easily damage your solar system’s components; eventually leading to lower energy production and bigger holes in your pockets

4. Check Your Solar Meter 

The solar meter is something that can help you to inspect your solar panel’s energy generation in real-time. With this, you can easily compare the performance of your system in the past to the current one; to simply recognise anomalies. 

However, the recognition alone is not the only thing that you need to check, you have to make sure the meter is working fine too. 

Depending on the maintenance of your particular meters, make sure to keep an eye out for them as well.     

Get in Touch With JL Phillips for Expert Heating Solutions 

The advances in technology are tremendous and the catch in them is that they are creatively implementing smart solutions; something that is beneficial for every individual and the environment too. 

This is why our line of biomass products such as boilers and solar panels have taken popularity for their ultimate features, i.e. energy efficiency plus the functionality aspect of it. 

That said, we believe in quality service and understand the cost of time and money that goes into maintenance. To minimise it, we have a unit of maintenance and services for your satisfaction. 

Contact us for expert heating solutions today!

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