During heavy summer storms, it is all too easy for solar panels to get damaged with heavy winds, rains and lightning. It is important to get the damage repaired quickly, as the damage can become more serious if left untreated.
If you have experienced a storm, it may be hard to tell what condition your solar panels are in from the ground. One of the easiest ways to assess the condition of your solar panel array is to check the outputs from the system. If you are getting less power or hot water following the storm, or your output is falling, this is a sign that you may have a damaged panel or connection.
Another check that is worth doing is to place a ladder alongside the house, climb up and assess if there is any visual damage. This could include rubbish or organic matter which has been dislodged and is sitting on the face of the panel, preventing sunlight from reaching the panels. This is relatively easy to rectify, but it is best to get a professional team in who has specialist equipment to allow them to safely work at heights while they clean off the panels if there is substantial rubbish.
Repairing the solar panels
If you cannot see the damage but are still having trouble with getting the correct output from your system, it is a good idea to get the system serviced and assessed by a specialist firm. They can check for more subtle forms of damage, such as blown electrics if the system has been struck by lightning during the storm.
Following the correct diagnosis of any problems or damage, they can also either order replacement parts or repair the existing solar system. Experienced teams like the team at Solar Servicing SA are able to quickly identify and rectify most storm damage, so that you can get your solar panels working at maximum output again, as soon as possible.
If you are looking for a professional team to help you to with Adelaide solar repairs, then you should contact Solar Servicing today.