What Does Your Solar Inverter Do?
Your solar inverter converts direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity – which is essentially a safer current of electricity for household consumption. There are a number of ways in your solar inverter needs to be maintained.
Your inverter is one of the most important components in your solar power system as it controls the flow of energy between your home, solar panels and the grid. It is therefore extremely important to keep it maintained in premium condition.
First of all, your inverter should be installed in a clean, dry, ventilated area. To learn more about your solar inverter visit our ‘What’s a Solar Inverter?‘ page in our Solar Power Buyer’s Guide.
How To Maintain Your Inverter:
- Wipe away dust and dirt with a dry cloth
- Inspect the component regularly (checking all lights are on the correct setting)
- Schedule regular professional inspections according to your installer’s advice and installation manual
In terms of maintenance, there will be very little you can do to maintain your inverter without the help of a professional. However, it’s still essential to be familiar with the way your solar inverter should be working so that you can identify a problem as soon as possible.
What To Do When Your Solar Inverter Needs Maintenance:
Step 1: Visual Inspection
Visually inspect your solar inverter. Try to avoid touching any elements yourself – this is for safety reasons as well as to avoid any unnecessary system damage. If possible, take photos of any particular areas you are concerned about.
Step 2: Refer to Solar Manual & Solar Warranty
Read the procedures outlined in your Solar Manual and Solar Warranty. This will provide you with tailored advice and action points regarding your system. It may also give suggestions on quick fixes you can make yourself – it could be as easy as pressing a button.
Step 3: Call Your Solar Company
At Australian Solar Quotes, we’re all about picking up the phone and connecting with people directly. We guarantee it is usually a lot quicker that waiting by the computer for an email response while your solar wiring & connections are damaging your solar power system’s performance.