How do I keep my solar system in optimum working order?

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You might be wondering how to keep your solar system in optimised working order

It is no secret that a solar system is a great way to save money and contribute to our country’s renewable energy output. However, if you have a solar system within your home, there are a few considerations you need to make to ensure that this contribution continues at its full potential.


To do this, your solar system needs to continue to work at its maximum capacity all the time. To ensure that your system continues to work at its optimum efficiency, consider the following.



This best way to determine whether your solar system is working as well as it should be is some form of monitoring. At Sun Energy, our SunCare packages involve our monitoring of your solar system’s performance periodically. By collecting the data regarding your system’s performance, we can determine how well your panels are absorbing the sun’s energy. This is done through the inverter and is a precise process that can be the difference between you getting the most out of your new system, or being left in the dark both literally and figuratively.



Solar performance monitoring can show that the panels themselves are not picking up the amount of power they should be. If this is the case, one of the best ways to restore your panels back to maximum optimisation is to clean the individual panels. Dust and other grime on the panels can cause the system to pick up a reduced amount of power. There are solar cleaning services available that will use care and precision to ensure that the panels look brand new and therefore operate at their fullest capacity.



Finally, to keep up with the technology advancements that make optimisation more manageable, you may consider making alterations to your system. When it comes to inverters, newer technology has allowed developers to create microinverters, which increase the optimisation of a solar system but are potentially more expensive. As time goes on, different solar system components will become more effective and will be able to help you get the absolute most out of your solar system.


You can also optimise your power consumption. This optimisation may involve putting your appliances on timers to operate during the daylight hours. By doing this you will use as much of the sun’s energy as humanly possible, and potentially save money by using these appliances in the evening and retrieving power from the grid.


If you are looking to get the most out of your solar system, and want to gauge the performance of your panels, you should consider SunCare with SunEnergy. To organise this system, or to ask any questions, the solar energy enthusiasts at SunEnergy will be able to help you out!