Important Facts About Solar Repairs And Replacement Of Solar PV Panels And Inverter
Of course, it can happen that one of many PV components have a defect. If the error is identified, the corresponding component must either be repaired or replaced.
Smaller repairs are often included in maintenance contracts, for example, tightening loosened mounting clamps or screws, loose connectors, and sockets on the modules, etc.
There are many reasons which can cause one or the other damage to a solar PV system. The first is weather effects such as, powerful storms or hail, by which the individual solar PV panels are broken away, or glass is broken. However, installation errors can also lead to damage of the PV components.
For example, cables, which are detached by the wind or tensile loads, can wear through. Marten bites can also cause significant damage to the cabling.
The replacement of the solar power inverter
The solar power inverter has a shorter expected lifetime as the solar PV system. Therefore, it should one day be replaced.
If the replacement of the solar power inverter falls within the guarantee period, then, the PV inverter can quickly be exchanged by the service from the manufacturer. The exchange of the solar power inverter should only be done by a solar specialist.
When exchanging, it should ensure, that the interface of the new PV inverter is configured as in the previous inverter. Before the replacement, counter readings must be noted.
Even if the replacement of the solar power inverter will take place at your own expense, a solar specialist company should be charged.
Exchange of damaged solar PV panels
In contrast to the inverter, the exchange of damaged solar PV panels is related to a greater effort. First, it must be located, which solar module is defective.
If this is not recognizable through visual inspection, then, defects such as hot spots, which have developed by contamination or shadowing, can be localized by Images taken with the thermal imaging camera.
It is also possible to measure the solar PV panels individually. Here, you need In any case the help of the solar specialist. With new solar PV modules, the solar power inverter must also be reconfigured.