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There are many components that are hidden by solar panels. Components such as roof mounting systems, rail, microinverters, DC optimizers, wiring, and junction boxes. Proper installation and maintenance of these components is crucial to a long lasting and fully functioning solar system.
Below the Solar Panels is a Balance of Systems that combines the electricity from the solar panels and feeds it to your house or back to the grid. Included in these systems is communication and battery backup, which can all have possible issues. With most new systems, we can detect these errors through apps or monitoring companies, and act accordingly.
Solar Panel Diagnostics
If a panel is showing production readings that are lower than the others, we can use various diagnostics to determine if your panel is suitable for a warranty claim. Measurements include voltage readings, Infrared imaging, and physical inspection of the panels
Birds and rodents seem to have their eyes on the underside of solar panels due to it's shelter and temperature. Squirrels in particular, tend to make nests with sticks and leaves under the panels, and enjoy grinding their teeth on wires underneath. Exposed wire like this is a fire hazard and results in zero solar production. Critter damage is NOT included under your panel's warranty.
Critter Guard is a mesh metal barrier between the panel frame and the rooftop. It prevents the animals from crawling under, and more importantly it prevents them from bringing sticks, leaves, and limbs underneath to make a nest. If your home has trees in the vicinity of the roof where your panels are, we highly recommend installing critter guard.
Solar Panel Removal & Reinstall
In the event that your solar-covered roof gets damaged by hail or old age, it is important to properly remove and reinstall your solar system. We can also accommodate for new metal or shingle roofs, whichever you prefer. Here are some various roof mounts we use based on your roof type.
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