Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Inspection and Maintenance of Solar Panels Ensures Safe and Efficient Operation

In South Australia, we haven’t had problems with solar panel safety on the same scale that some other states have had with regards to a rapid influx of poor quality, imported solar inverters and isolators as a result of the withdrawal of feed-in tariffs (FITs). This is because in SA, the withdrawal of FITs was done more gradually, and so there wasn’t the same rush, and influx of less than scrupulous retailers and installers onto the market, trying to cash in as homeowners hurried to take advantage of the scheme.

Nevertheless, the quality of the most important components of your home solar energy system, namely the solar inverter and DC isolator, make a significant difference to the reliability, efficiency and safety of your home solar energy system. It is crucial both for the effective and safe operation of your solar panels that these and other vital components are checked on a regular basis by trained industry professionals.

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Adelaide Solar Panel Inspections

When we inspect solar panels, or carry out a maintenance check, we’re able to ascertain important information that affects the efficiency of your system, such as the integrity and operation of rooftop and wall DC isolators and the AC solar main switch, and whether your DC isolator is not at risk of overheating. We will also assess the wiring of your DC isolator, to check it is operating safely. We also examine your solar inverter to ensure that it’s not becoming excessively hot, to check that the circuitry is of sufficient quality, and that the seals are in good condition.

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Adelaide Solar Panel Cleaning and Maintenance Services

The Cost Benefits of Solar Panel Maintenance and Cleaning

As of 1 July 2014, electricity costs in South Australia are set to soar year again—this time, by 4.4%, or as much as $85 per year and making ours amongst the highest in the world. This is even more frustrating for consumers when it is estimated that SA Power Networks rakes in annual after-tax profits of $420 from every customer in the state.

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If you have solar panels installed, you have already gone some way to mitigating these costs. However, the never-ending hike in energy prices means that an efficiently operating home solar energy system is even more important.

Most homes in Adelaide can expect to use about 50% - 60% of the energy generated from a home solar energy system, with the remainder being exported back to the grid. Therefore, whether you are enjoying the greater benefits of a generous feed-in tariff (FIT), or are simply receiving the minimum retailer payment from your electricity retailer, in order to reduce the amount of electricity you draw from the grid and to increase the amount that you ultimately feed back, your solar panels need to be working at maximum capacity.

Our regular solar panel maintenance and cleaning service ensures that your panels are clean, not being shaded, and that the important components such as the solar inverter and DC isolator are functioning effectively and safely. This also means that you can be sure that you are getting the most from your investment, and that you are not contributing excessively to SA Power Network’s profits!

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Adelaide Solar Panel Care and Maintenance

Having your solar panels inspected, performing regular maintenance checks, and having them cleaned on a regular basis is vital to ensuring that your home solar energy system is working as efficiently as possible. An efficient solar system working to its full capacity means that you cut down on your energy use, reduce your household emissions, and save money on your electricity bills by consuming less and by feeding back to the grid.

Like any significant investment in technology, it pays to take the time and effort to ensure that your system is working to maximum capacity, and in the case of solar panels there are clear cost benefits to be gained that outweigh the expenditure involved.

At +Solar Fix Network, our solar panel cleaning, inspection and maintenance services ensure that you have an effective and efficient home solar energy system and that it’s producing the results you require—namely cutting your energy use and costs and reducing your household emissions.

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Solar Panel Maintenance Checks and Cleaning Improve Efficiency

In order to ensure that your solar panels are working at their most efficient, regular inspections. maintenance checks and cleaning are invaluable.

For instance, at a periodic solar panel maintenance check we will assess as to whether your panels are being affected by shading. Suburban Adelaide is blessed with a great deal of greenery and while this might wonderful for the ambience of your street and neighbourhood, fast-growing trees with overhanging branches can impact on how much direct sunlight is able to get to your solar panels, especially in the winter months.

Our maintenance checks can therefore determine whether the are any impediments to your panels receiving the maximum sunlight, thus affecting their overall efficiency and costing you money.

Solar Panel Cleaning

Our Adelaide solar panel cleaning service will remove any build up of stains, grime or debris that might be preventing sunlight from reaching the solar cells. Such build up can be caused by air pollution, dirt, dust, rain or bird droppings, as well as lead litter from nearby trees and branches.

A build up of residue and grime on the surface of your solar panels can reduce their operating efficiency by up to 40%, which in turn means that you are not producing energy at the rate you could be and so your power bills may not be dropping as anticipated.

Our eco-friendly cleaning service uses minimal purified water that contains no harmful chemicals or detergents, and environmentally-friendly telescopic reach-and-wash cleaning poles and brushes so that no residue is left behind afterwards. Your solar panels are then in a ultra-clean state and there are no barriers to your being able to make the most of every ray of sunshine available.

Inspection Services

In South Australia, it is a requirement that solar panels are inspected on a regular basis. The timeframe for this should be set out in the manufacturer’s instructions, but if this isn’t the case, a solar panel inspection in Adelaide needs to be carried out every five years.

We specialise in offering a solar panel inspection service that will ensure that you are meeting the warranty conditions set out by your manufacturer as well as South Australian state government legislation.

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