Photovoltaic systems have generally low maintenance requirements, however this yearly maintenance routine will help to reduce faults and system downtime which will maximise the power output yield.
Maintenance /Health Checks
It is best practice to ensure that the collector surface is clean, there is no corrosion, sensors and fixings are properly in place etc. Low Energy Services will undertake this annual maintenance as part of an aftercare service program performing a system Checks ensuring your investment is working at full potential A report will be prepared for any equipment found to be defective during our visit and a quotation submitted for the repair for your consideration. As part of our service & maintenance packages we can check the following:
- PV Panels
- Panel structure/mounts
- DC & AC cabling
- Check & Clean Inverter – functions
- Check Inverter – connections
- Voltage & Current of Full System
- Produce Snow & wind loading reports
- Provide advice on innovative technologies like battery storage systems
An annual service can improve system output by up to 30% and will keep you in line with your panel manufacturers warranty requirements
Inverter Replacements and upgrades:
Occasionally Inverters may develop a fault over time or stop working all together, Low Energy Services can investigate the cause of this and recommend solutions to resolve the fault of offer options for a replacement or upgrade
Bird droppings are a huge problem for solar panel owners in Scotland. Solar panels offer birds an easy nesting site. Low Energy Services provide a professional bird protection, proofing and service for residential and commercial solar panel installations.
Bird / Pigeon control is important due to the damage and disease problems these problem birds often create. The uric acid in pigeon faeces is highly corrosive and can cause extensive damage to metals and other substrates they sit on for long periods.
Cleaning bird droppings on your solar panels important because they create what is known as “hard shading.” This is when a solid object blocks sunlight in a clear definable shape. This can be detrimental and damage your solar panels because the current cannot flow through these shaded areas and is diverted to non-shaded areas. Over time this can cause “Hotspots” and lead to a temperature increase. This affects the efficiency of your solar panels.
Removal and Reinstatement
Low Energy Services can assist you with the removal, renstatement or relocation of your Solar PV system as part of any home improvements or reroofing works
Using web monitoring tools, we can connect your solar equipment to the internet so that it can remotely be monitored and you can keep an eye on your consumption and energy savings. All the information you need is available anytime, anywhere and you will be notified of any important events.