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.

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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.

Clean

Solar Panels

We will clean all of your PV panels (optional, by request or if required)

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Panel

Deterioration

Check insulation resisteance of cabling and panels for deterioration and dangerous shorts to ground

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Inspect &

Secure Cabling

We will inspect and secure accessible non-enclosed cabling under your PV panels

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Check System

Voltages

Current and output

Prevent Water Ingress

Inspect the state of rooftop cable penetration for deterioration and ability to prevent water ingress

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Measure & Report Earthing

Measure and report earthing continuity to PV panels, mounting system and inverters

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Anti-island Function

Check anti-islanding function of the inverters which is an important safety feature and a requirement by your electricity distributor

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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

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Error

Codes

Check for error codes at the inverter and liaison with inverter manufacturer to assess and fix error concerns

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Our Recommendation

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. Take a photo of the inverter label type showing the make/model and serial number and if possible a photo of the error code and contact one of our friendly engineers on 1300 887 007 to discuss. Many of our new maintenance customers find that we can remotely access their system after a few minutes on the phone. From there we can advise of a site visit is required for further investigations or if the error code is not a safety concern but can be looked at during the next scheduled maintenance/clean.





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With remote access over the phone, we can advise if a site visit is required for further investigation.

MATTHEW LEESON.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

SOLAR MAINTENANCE CHECK

Chat to our team to determine if you need a maintenance check.

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