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Solar Panels and Inverter Maintenance in Newcastle

Scheduled Maintenance is Key

Scheduled solar system maintenance is crucial for ensuring your solar panel system operates at peak efficiency and delivers maximum cost savings throughout its lifespan. Regular checkups, just like with your car, help identify and address minor issues before they become major problems.

At HCB Solar, we understand the importance of keeping your system running smoothly, which is why our experts use the latest tools and techniques to thoroughly assess and fine-tune every component of your solar setup.

Here are some key services that are carried out as part of our standard maintenance service for your solar system.

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solar system on roof

System Testing For Best Performance

Over time, various factors such as environmental conditions and natural wear and tear can cause a slight decline in the efficiency of your solar system. Neglecting these aspects can lead to decreased power output and higher electricity costs. 

At HCB Solar, we offer system testing and optimisation services that proactively identify and address these potential performance issues. Our highly skilled team is equipped to investigate and resolve any problems with your solar inverter, battery systems, or other solar products. 

By conducting a comprehensive evaluation, we can pinpoint areas for improvement and ensure your solar system operates at its peak capacity.

Thermal Imaging

If there are problems with one of your solar panels, thermal imaging identifies the source of the problem. 

Our thermal imaging cameras detect heat variations, revealing problems invisible to the naked eye. This technology helps pinpoint issues like defective cells, failed bypass diodes, and corrosion by showing up as hot or cold spots on panels. It also detects uneven shading caused by dirt buildup, seasonal foliage changes, or even manufacturing defects like micro cracks or delamination.

Thermal imaging helps us find these issues early, so our team can fix them and keep your solar system functioning well. Regular thermal checks can stop minor issues from escalating into significant problems, saving you time and money.

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Preventative Maintenance

Over time, wear and tear, along with environmental factors, can take a toll on your solar system. Regular inspections by our certified technicians act as your system’s early warning system, identifying potential problems before they escalate into major issues.  These checkups can uncover loose wiring, inverter malfunctions, or even minor shading issues that might go unnoticed.  

By catching these problems early, you prevent costly repairs, minimise system downtime, and ensure your solar system continues to generate clean energy at peak efficiency for years to come.

Extended System Lifespan

Solar systems are expensive, and you want yours to keep providing reliable, clean energy for as long as possible. 

By keeping up with maintenance, you’re not just ensuring your solar system functions optimally today, you’re making a proactive investment in its future lifespan. By catching issues early and ensuring optimal operation, you’re setting your system on the path to achieving its full expected lifespan.

We also recommend regular solar panel cleaning for your solar system to remove dust, dirt and other things that can build up on your panels that reduce their performance.

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