Older Solar still good to go
Every day Sharpe Services techs get calls to inspect and test older solar systems.
The life of any system depends on two things: the quality of the original components and how well they were installed in the first place.
In this case, our tech concluded the solar on this Largs North property had been very well installed and was operating efficiently considering its age and seaside location.
However, several industry regulations had been introduced since it was first installed and so some minor upgrades were recommended.
One was the need to replace the plastic clips holding the wiring in place to one incorporating more robust metal to guard against UV degradation.
Surge protection was also recommended.
A comment was noted on the extensive checklist that more frequent cleaning of the panels would maximise the system’s output.
Sharpe Services techs aren’t salespeople looking to make a quick buck. They genuinely care about older solar systems. So give Sharpe a call.
It’s certainly time to book a solar service if your system hasn’t been inspected and tested for a few years. Often the performance of a solar system degrades so slowly it barely makes a blip on your power bill. In cases like this only detective work by professionals using specialist testing equipment can uncover the source of the problem.
As part of their work Sharpe techs can install a weatherproof cover for your isolator. This is the best way to make sure it will last as long as possible.
Make sure your solar system is making you money, not costing you money in lost generation.