Why Aren’t Solar Panels Working Right?


 Congratulations if you have solar power supplying your home. Your investment in this resource will save you money over the long term. As we all strive to make the world a better place, you’ll be helping our environment by using more renewable energy sources like the sun.

How Do You Know That Your Solar Panels Aren’t Working

After looking at their electric bills, many homeowners will conclude that they have a problem, this is not reliable. Keep in mind, however, that your bill will not tell you how much energy your system generated for your home.

You can also look for these signs to indicate a problem:

       Your inverter will show an orange or red light.

       Your solar meter’s kilowatt hour is not increasing.

       Cracks in solar panels. This can negatively affect their ability to produce power.

Why Do Solar Panels Stop Working Efficiently? 

Here are some other factors that could cause panels to perform poorly:

       Panels that are dirty. Florida has a lot of rain, which washes away dirt and grime. There are also dry spells that we experience from time to time, especially in the winter months. Things like sap, pollen, pine needles, and leaves can quickly cover panels, preventing them from functioning effectively.

       Cloudy day. Don’t expect your system’s peak performance if the sun’s rays have been partially blocked.

       The angle you want your panels to face. Professionals should install your panels so they get maximum sunlight every day. Wrong installation can lead to low power.

Please let us know if you believe one of these is a problem or if your system’s performance is significantly below the original.

Call ESD Solar to Schedule a Free Inspection for Your System.

ESD Solar customers who are currently paying for their annual check-ups, should you have one? Even if everything is perfect, we are confident that it will! An annual inspection is the best way for your system to stay in good condition.

Call ESD Solar now. Our experts will listen to you and arrange a time for you to inspect your system. This will put your mind at rest.

This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD Solar offers knowledgeable and efficient solar panel installation in Dayton Ohio! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!

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