Our Solar Safety article featured in the Sunday Mail TV guide – Trades & Services section 4/1/15
Faulty Solar Systems Present Serious Risks
Our solar technicians have had to attend numerous solar system faults this summer.
We’ve already had to send electricians out to resolve faulty and dangerous isolators, failed inverters and damaged wiring.
We have had to inspect major faults with both obscure and better known brands. Many problems can occur at both the inverter and harder to reach areas like your roofing.
New Solar Technologies Deliver Substantial Savings
Microinverters can remove many of the obstacles to system flexibility and performance common in standard solar systems.
Rather than one inverter for a whole system, a Microinverter can be attached to a single panel. This means (unlike a standard inverter) in the event of a problem with one panel, all the others can continue operating normally.
Microinverters also allow easy upgrading (add more or different panels) and a simpler installation process, as lower voltages mean no special DC conduit cabling is needed (240v compared to 600v).
Micoinverters also last substantially longer than standard DC Solar Inverters.
Sharpe Solar Manager Grant has extensive experience installing and maintaining solar panels in Adelaide. A frequent solar question:
Q: How can I easily protect my solar system?
A: One of the easiest ways to protect your solar system is to check it regularly, even each week or fortnightly is recommended.
Solar Inverters are very complex pieces of equipment and can develop a variety of faults.
Inverters usually make little noise and are typically not in the main living areas, and so they can develop problems without the residents ever realizing.
Householders commonly only find out when they receive a huge power bill.
Signs and Symptoms: Inverter Problems
- Do you want a flexible solar system that can be easily upgraded?
- Want a system that can maximise output?
- Worried about system faults and breakdowns?
- Surprisingly high electricity bills or unexpectedly low feed-in revenue?
Contact an Accredited Sharpe Solar Technician: Grant Franks A3505393
Sharpe Solar Expert Grant advises solar system owners to have their panels regularly cleaned.
Things like bird droppings, dirt, dust and mould can quickly accumulate on your solar panels.
When a layer of particulates forms over a panel, it restricts the ability to absorb the sun’s energy and produce electricity. This can reduce your system’s performance by 30%.
Don’t try to clean the panels yourself as household cleaning materials can damage solar cells, so any panel cleaning should be done by a trained professional with specialist equipment
Multifunction Tester – used by Sharpe Solar Specialists to determine the safety and reliability of any solar installation by checking ground continuity, voltages, currents &system resistance.
Safely maximise the potential of your solar system this Spring by getting a Sharpe Accredited Solar Technician to conduct Inspections and Tests on:
- PV Modules
- Railing system
- Panel Cleaning included
- Discount for Multiple Agreements