Solar Power Maintenance
Not sure if your solar system is working correctly? Or maybe you are experiencing problems and would like help to get it performing as it should? Whether for your home or our Solar Maintenance Service aims to make sure your solar power system works faultlessly and at optimal performance.
What we do for you
Full system maintenance identifies poorly performing solar installations, helping to prevent generation losses and keep electricity bills lower. What our CEC certified electricians do for your maintenance check.
We will clean all of your PV panels (optional, by request or if required)
Check insulation resisteance of cabling and panels for deterioration and dangerous shorts to ground
We will inspect and secure accessible non-enclosed cabling under your PV panels
Current and output
Prevent Water Ingress
Inspect the state of rooftop cable penetration for deterioration and ability to prevent water ingress
Measure & Report Earthing
Measure and report earthing continuity to PV panels, mounting system and inverters
Check anti-islanding function of the inverters which is an important safety feature and a requirement by your electricity distributor
Inspect Defective DC Isolators
Inspect PV system for items such as defective or dangerous DC isolators
Rodent & Insect Damage
Visible signs of rodent and insect damage, removal of birds' nests around equipment and report
Check for error codes at the inverter and liaison with inverter manufacturer to assess and fix error concerns
It is recommended to organise a maintenance check for your system every 12 months. This will assist in preventing issues which can cause your system to be unsafe, not work efficiently and affect your savings.
Frequently asked questions
What do we charge for the service?
The price depends on a few factors such as location and installation details, i.e. how many storeys, access, amount of panels, age of system etc. but our standard price is $350.
Do solar panels require a lot of maintenance?
No, well installed solar panels don't require much maintenance aside from periodic cleaning. Other parts of the system may also require attention from time to time including cables, roof penetrations, electrical isolators and switches.
How do you maintain solar panels?
Solar panels normally just require periodic cleaning to remove surface contamination and allow maximum sunlight through the surface glass of the panel.
How do solar panels get cleaned?
As per manufacturer's instructions, we only use water and soft bristled brushes/mops. Chemicals and high pressure hoses should never be used on solar panels.
How do you check if my solar is working correctly?
Checking the voltage and current outputs from the panels, the AC connection of the inverter to the network and accessing the inverter's monitoring platform we can establish how well the system is working and if it needs repairs.
Is a solar power systems maintenance expensive?
No, the average cost of annual solar system maintenance is below 5% of the initial purchase costs.
If my system isn’t working properly, can you fix it?
Our electricians are experts at fault finding and diagnosing system issues. We are 100% confident we can offer a safe and reliable solution for every problematic solar system.
My system says an ‘error code’ what do I do?
Some error codes indicate high grid voltage or low PV voltage during dusk or dawn which is acceptable and usually the result of some commissioning details not being accurate, this does not always mean a site visit is necessary. Whereas some error codes are warning of inherent safety issues with the system and these should be actioned ASAP.