How to make your Solar PV system your greatest Asset


How to make your Solar PV system your greatest Asset

Astonishingly one in three solar PV systems we examine have serious defects. The root cause of this startling statistic can be traced back to the drastic changes made to feed-in-tariffs by the government over the last 4 or 5 years.

This created a quick install cycle which has meant that even the good installers have often rushed installations and then not inspected or serviced them later to make sure they are installed correctly and that all the required documentation is in place.

The consequences of this firstly are a significant number of installed solar PV systems are not producing the financial and environmental benefits that the customers were expecting when they made their decision to invest in solar PV. Secondly, in many cases the absence of key documentation including equipment warranties and testing certificates may expose customers unnecessarily to the financial consequences of key component failure and in more extreme cases the solar PV system may expose the unsuspecting customer to health & safety and even fire risks.

So, to make sure your Solar PV system is the asset you wanted and not the liability you didn’t know you had, we recommend the following:

1. If you are consider installing solar PV then choose an experienced and accredited installer who is MCS accredited and who has credited history installing PV systems

2. If you already have an existing solar PV installation then get is serviced and inspected immediately by a qualified and accredited solar PV technician, such as Ecolution Energy Services our maintenance division.

3. Monitor the output of your system constantly as any unexpected or non-weather-related changes may indicate a problem.

4. Maintenance is essential and as a minimum the following should be covered:

• Check for dust build up on inverter fans

• Visual inspection of the panels, looking for cracks, defects and leaks

• Clean panels if required

All these steps will help to ensure you Solar PV panels becomes your greatest asset and will help you be ready for the renewable revolution that is well under way.

So if you need an installation quote or require our maintenance services then get in touch with our dedicated team today for a FREE quote

Astonishingly one in three solar PV systems we examine have serious defects. The root cause of this startling statistic can be traced back to the drastic changes made to feed-in-tariffs by the government over the last 4 or 5 years.

This created a quick install cycle which has meant that even the good installers have often rushed installations and then not inspected or serviced them later to make sure they are installed correctly and that all the required documentation is in place.

The consequences of this firstly are a significant number of installed solar PV systems are not producing the financial and environmental benefits that the customers were expecting when they made their decision to invest in solar PV. Secondly, in many cases the absence of key documentation including equipment warranties and testing certificates may expose customers unnecessarily to the financial consequences of key component failure and in more extreme cases the solar PV system may expose the unsuspecting customer to health & safety and even fire risks.

So, to make sure your Solar PV system is the asset you wanted and not the liability you didn’t know you had, we recommend the following:

1. If you are consider installing solar PV then choose an experienced and accredited installer who is MCS accredited and who has credited history installing PV systems

2. If you already have an existing solar PV installation then get is serviced and inspected immediately by a qualified and accredited solar PV technician, such as Ecolution Energy Services our maintenance division.

3. Monitor the output of your system constantly as any unexpected or non-weather-related changes may indicate a problem.

4. Maintenance is essential and as a minimum the following should be covered:

• Check for dust build up on inverter fans

• Visual inspection of the panels, looking for cracks, defects and leaks

• Clean panels if required

All these steps will help to ensure you Solar PV panels becomes your greatest asset and will help you be ready for the renewable revolution that is well under way.

So if you need an installation quote or require our maintenance services then get in touch with our dedicated team today for a FREE quote

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