Solar Panel Repair in Massachusetts
How to Repair Solar Panels?
If you are having a problem, we have experienced technicians to accurately diagnose the trouble and get it fixed. We inspect your solar panel system and work hard to provide the most efficient and cost-effective solution. You can count on us to get your system back to peak efficiency.
Our highly qualified technicians can help with:
- System repair – Whether you have broken panels or a malfunctioning inverter, our qualified technicians can usually fix the problem in one visit. We can perform the repairs even if you aren’t there and send you a status report when we are finished.
- Solar-caused leak repair – If you are having a leak, we can determine if the problem is with your roof or solar panels. We can repair solar roof leaks or work with your roofer to solve the problem.
- Panel washing – Over time, dust, dirt, and other debris can accumulate on the panels and reduce solar power production. We can safely clean your panels to solve the problem.
- Animal control – Animals can cause damage to the panels or wiring. We can repair any damage and install a critter guard to prevent future damage.
If you aren’t sure what the problem is or have noticed an increase in your electric bills, we can perform a solar audit. We can review your bills and your expected production to determine if there is a problem. Our technicians can inspect your solar panels to locate the source of the trouble.
What are the Signs You Need Solar Panel Repair?
If you suspect that your solar panels need repair, here are some common signs and symptoms to look out for:
- Decreased Energy Production: A noticeable decrease in the amount of electricity your solar panels are generating can be a clear indication that something is wrong. If your energy production is consistently lower than expected, it's a sign that your system may require repair.
- Visible Physical Damage: Examine your solar panels for visible physical damage, such as cracks, chips, or scratches on the glass surface. Physical damage can reduce the efficiency of the panels and should be addressed promptly.
- Dirty or Soiled Panels: Dust, dirt, leaves, bird droppings, or other debris can accumulate on the surface of the solar panels and block sunlight. Regularly check for dirt or soiling and clean your panels if necessary.
- Shading Issues: Changes in your environment, such as the growth of nearby trees or new structures, can lead to shading issues. Even partial shading can significantly impact your system's performance. If you notice shading, it may be necessary to trim or remove the obstructions or consider using micro-inverters to mitigate shading effects.
- Inverter Problems: Inverters are essential components of a solar panel system, and issues with them can lead to decreased energy production. Common signs of inverter problems include error messages, unusual noises, or a lack of indicator lights showing normal operation.
- Electrical or Wiring Issues: Problems with the electrical wiring or connections can disrupt the flow of electricity from your solar panels. If you observe exposed or damaged wires, it's crucial to have them repaired by a qualified electrician.
- Corrosion or Rust: Examine the frames and metal components of your solar panels for signs of corrosion or rust, which can occur over time, especially in areas with high humidity. Corrosion can weaken the structure and should be addressed to ensure the panels' longevity.
- Monitoring System Alerts: Many solar panel systems come with monitoring systems that provide alerts for potential issues. Pay attention to these alerts, as they can help you identify and address problems early.
- Unusual Electrical Bills: A significant increase in your electricity bills, even when you have solar panels installed, could be a sign that your system is not working properly. This may be due to a malfunction or a decrease in energy production.
- Poor Battery Performance: If your solar panel system includes energy storage batteries, monitor their performance. Batteries that fail to hold a charge or exhibit irregular behavior may require repair or replacement.
- Age of the System: Over time, all solar panel systems will experience wear and tear. If your system is relatively old, it may be more prone to issues that require repair or maintenance.
If you notice any of these signs, it's important to contact a qualified solar panel technician or installer to inspect and repair your system.
Timely maintenance and repairs can help ensure your solar panels continue to operate efficiently and provide the maximum benefit in terms of energy savings.
Additionally, many solar panel systems come with warranties, so be sure to check whether your repairs may be covered under warranty.
Expert Troubleshooting & Repair in Rhode Island & Southern CT
Massachusetts solar repair should be left to a properly trained and experienced professional. Our technicians are well-qualified and equipped to find the source of the problem and perform your repair quickly and efficiently. We offer solar repair for residential and commercial solar panel systems.
Although solar panels are relatively maintenance-free, regular cleaning and maintenance are important to optimize energy production and prevent problems. At Beacon Solar Construction, Inc., we offer service plans for solar panel systems and a monitoring app to help you keep solar production high and your electric bills low. The app is available for iOS and Android.