Friday, 19 September 2014

Adelaide Solar Panel Testing

The aim of home solar panel testing is to ensure that you are getting optimum performance and the best value from your solar panels.

Solar panel testing for Adelaide homeowners
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We provide you with comprehensive data

At Solar Fix Network, when we undertake solar panel testing, we use state-of-the-art equipment to test your home solar energy system and the information that we gather enables us to provide you with a comprehensive report, comparison graphs and data that is verified by one of our experienced electrical engineers.

Our aim in testing your solar panels is to ensure that they are performing consistently and to your expectations. We check and compare their actual performance against the targets outlined by your system designer or installer, to ensure that the operation and output remains in line with the ongoing performance rating.

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Over time, is inevitable and to be expected that there is some drop in the performance of your solar panels. This should be clearly outlined in your warranty (e.g. most will guarantee 90% of stated output for the first ten years of operation, and 80% over a period of twenty-five years). Our solar panel testing service is therefore crucial to ensuring that you are getting full value for money from your investment, as you are able to know if your system is performing to expectations.

If you don’t have the relevant documentation that outlines the expectations as to how your home solar system should be performing, our Design Consultation service can help. We can collect and collate information that provides you with a comprehensive collection of design documents to enable you to monitor the ongoing performance of your system.

Adelaide Solar Panel Testing Service

Our solar panel performance testing involves a thorough and rigorous testing of the major parts and components of your home solar energy system:
  • inspect modules for defects or damage 
  • check the module mounting system components for corrosion or damage and verify the tension of clamps and brackets 
  • check the array cabling for heat, uv, vermin or mechanical damage and secure any loose or hanging cables 
  • inspection all cable connections 
  • check the integrity of all conduits and cable entry points 
  • check the integrity and operation of rooftop and wall DC isolators, and the AC Solar main switch 
  • check the system is correctly labelled 
  • check string (array) voltages and currents 
  • check the system is earthed 
  • measure the integrity and performance of each string of modules with use of IV Curve test equipment 
  • log solar inverter readings and compare production to date against design or expectation 
  • provide a detailed report of the system test, including a list of actions taken, system measurements, and any issues that may require further action

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