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solar performance

Is your solar inverter pulling its weight? Here’s how to check.

Monitor your solar power system to ensure it is delivering maximum output.

If you’ve made a significant investment in a new solar power system you may think that once it’s installed, it should be able to take care of itself. However, like any good investment, it’s important to follow its performance. By servicing your inverter annually and regularly monitoring its output you can ensure it is living up to your expectations.

Plus, measuring how much clean power you are generating and how much money you are saving on electricity bills is a highly satisfying exercise. An added bonus of regularly monitoring your solar inverter is that in the event your system develops a fault, you’ll pick up on it much quicker, reducing your downtime and saving you money.

So when it comes to monitoring your system, simply follow these steps:


keep your solar in top shape

Our tips for keeping your solar power system in top shape

When you’re not well, you see a doctor. If your pet is sick, you take it to a vet. The same goes for your solar power system. If you’ve noticed it’s not performing as it should, it probably needs a check-up.

Faulty solar panels, worn out wiring, an ancient inverter and unusual grid issues can cause all kinds of headaches for your solar power system. To make matters worse, it can be particularly hard to diagnose exactly what’s causing your system grief unless you’re a solar professional. In much the same way that we count on our family doctor for their expert knowledge and advice, it pays to have a CEC accredited electrician perform an annual health check on your solar system, to ensure all is in good working order.
Regardless of who installed your system, one of our fully licenced technicians can inspect your installation, then detect, diagnose and resolve any issues. They can also offer advice on how to get the best out of your system and preventative measures that will help reduce downtime in the future.