To make sure your solar rooftop system offers optimum efficiency, you must have a robust maintenance regime in place. Proper inspection and maintenance also help improve the working life of your panels and reduce the costs of depreciation and sudden breakdown. These services are often provided by the same solar energy company that you procure your panels from.
In This Blog, We Tell You About The 7 Essential Checks That You Must Perform To Ensure Proper Maintenance Of Your Solar Rooftop System:
- Roof Inspection
Before Solar Panel Installation, make sure your roof would be able to withstand the burden of the mounted solar panels. In case the age of your roof is ten years or more, it is advisable to get it replaced before installing a solar rooftop system. Also, check for any seepages or leakages in the roof.
- Cleaning and Debris Removal
Check for any debris in the inverter pad area or elsewhere. Look for any signs of animal infestation such as excreta etc. all over the system and clean it regularly. Wipe the panel surface regularly to remove dust particles that can reduce the output.
- Gutters and Drainage System
The solar rooftop system must have adequate drainage. Check for any water pooling on the roof and ensure that the drainage is seamless. Any water seeping into the system can cause damage to the equipment, and water on the panels can reduce their efficiency.
- Sealant and Waterproofing
Mounting a solar rooftop system requires drilling multiple holes into the roofing. This makes waterproofing of the roof essential. This is done by using waterproofing membranes that seal cracks, crevices and seams. For long-term reliability, make sure the waterproofing has been done by a reputed roofer.
- Rust and Corrosion Prevention
Rusting can affect the electronic circuits of your solar panels reducing the electricity generated. Besides, corrosion on the outside brackets or racking system can weaken the structure on which the Solar Rooftop System is mounted. Check for rust regularly, use metals that are rust-proof such as anodized aluminium or stainless steel, and ensure complete waterproofing.
- Solar Panel Mounting
This is a more physical aspect of the solar panel system. Having a robust mounting structure is necessary to prevent damage to not just your panels but also to avoid accidents and injuries. A weak mounting can lead to the sudden collapse of the entire solar panel installation, which is otherwise expected to last up to 25 years.
- Structural Integrity
Solar installations must be structurally sound and secure. Check whether the mounting structures are made of durable and corrosion-resistant material. These days, a number of mounting structures with high standards of reliability are available at competitive rates. Look for the warranty provided by the company, strength grade and coating, and the weight that it can support.
For more information on the operations and maintenance of your On Grid Solar System, get in touch with VEMC at 022 43436655 or email us at email@example.com. We are one of the most reputed names in solar energy, based out of Mumbai.