MAKE YOUR SOLAR PANELS
FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY FOR
You may think that installing solar panels for your buildings is the solution to generating uninterrupted electricity. Well, there is more to it. There are many factors that can affect the functioning of solar panels, some of which may even be surprising facts.
Solar panels are installed at the highest point of your building which makes it difficult to access them regularly and they are exposed to heat, dust, rain and pollution constantly.
Many of us assume that high temperature leads to high solar panel efficiency, but it is just a myth. As heat exposure can prematurely degrade solar cells for daily production, high temperatures lead to a drop in voltage and in overall power. Not only this but continuous weather changes can also affect the efficiency of solar panels.
SOLAR PV PANELS are very sensitive to solar shadings. Total or partial shading conditions have a significant impact rate on the capability of delivering energy and may result in lower output and power losses.
Sometimes, the orientation of solar panels may also affect the capacity of energy that can be generated. For example, the solar panel is not installed at a proper height or angle or another structure is blocking the rays of sunlight.
Most solar panel operation and maintenance (O&M) processes require periodic checks for ensuring optimal performance and security. The frequency and degree of solar array monitoring and solar panel maintenance are reliant on the installation type, system configuration and location of the commercial solar power system in use.
Timely and regular cleaning of solar cells and PV panels
Regular maintenance of all thermal-based components
Servicing of HT side equipment on an annual basis
Diagnosis and tests pertaining to low solar power production
Testing and upkeep of circuits
Tracing of IV curves and thermal imaging
Measure of earth value
Management of warranties
System checks pertaining to data acquisition