By Brian Douglas
For the past two decades, global fuel prices leapfrog every year significantly. With every utility being relied on fuel, the power sector has grown quite expensive, leaving people to think of other resources for their power consumption. Sun has proved to be a more suitable, reliable, and more useful source for this growing concern. Since their invention,
Like everything on planet earth,
1. The Orientation of Panels:
The sun rises from the east and sets in the west. That is a natural phenomenon. For better utilization of your panels, make sure the installation of the installation is southbound. That is our suggestion, and there is a good logical reason for doing so. Most of the world population lives in the northern hemisphere, and we see the sun along the southern part of the sky for a more extended period as we complete our annual orbital cycle. Any other orientation might leave you not getting the best out of your investment.
I’ll take the liberty of setting off with an example for this one. For instance, it’s a cold winter night, your body is shivering, and you’re trying to get cozy by wrapping yourself with an excellent woolen blanket. The blanket is covering every part of your body, except your feet. The shading effect is the same situation where a part of the panel is not getting direct sunlight due to a nearby object of any sort blocking sun rays to reach that particular part of the
Electrical wiring plays a pivotal role in any
5. Inverter problems:
In a PV setup, an inverter converts sunlight into AC for its consumption. Their working capacity usually is 10 to 15 years and is mostly placed above the main residential floors. These devices are generally very delicate and fragile and should handle them carefully. While recognizing the inverter, a few things must be kept in mind, which are:
- It would make things more comfortable if you did not expose them directly to sunlight.
- There must be sufficient air ventilation for the inverter to prevent it from overheating.
- It must not be placed too far or distant from the junction box (PV array combiner). Make sure the distance is just appropriate.
- And most importantly, you must not put it on or near any combustible material.
6. Birds nesting:
Who doesn’t love birds? These creatures, innocent though, have no idea that their plan of setting a home on your installation isn’t going to work in your favor. Birds nesting on your panels and keep them from working. Consider bird roofing to avoid them tweeting over your investing.
7. Snail trails:
If you ever see irregular brown lines on your panel, that’s snail trails for you. It’s not a snail running a marathon over these
8. Microscopic cracks:
We are now discussing the most critical and common problem related to
Another common issue with
10. Potential Induced Degradation:
PID occurs because of the voltage difference between a
11. Roofing issues:
Although it’s rare still, it’s an issue.
To sum it all up, PV systems are a blessing of science, yet they are not the perfect invention. They are a great utility and are prone to err like defects during manufacturing and depreciation over time. You have to keep them in check and report any anomaly to concerned individuals when you see them.