In need of a complete professional solar check?
Then Static Electrics are the ones to call. We offer comprehensive solar inspection services to Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay regions, with our years of industry experience ensuring you receive the best service possible.
Given that the solar industry has been in the spotlight recently with a large portion of installed solar systems not meeting the installation guidelines, it is super important that you have your solar system regularly checked for any faults. Static Electrics can help with all your solar inspection needs, so get in contact today to find out how we can help.
How often should a solar inspection be carried out?
Most people are under the impression that as their solar does not have any moving parts, it therefore doesn’t really need any maintenance… which is actually incorrect. A solar power system should be checked by a qualified Clean Energy Council (CEC) electrician at least once a year, with the inspection covering the installation, DC isolators, panels, solar inverter, wiring, mounting array frame and system performance. In addition, DC isolators themselves should be checked at least once a year to ensure they are in good condition and don’t pose a fire risk!
Who should complete a solar check?
Any solar inspection should be carried out by a qualified and experienced professional. At Static Electrics, our team of Master Electricians are fully certified to complete solar audits on a huge variety of solar brands, types and models.
Common solar system faults
When we complete solar inspections, there are a few issues that show up time and time again:
- Burnt DC isolators
- Water ingress into the DC isolators
- DC isolators installed incorrectly
- Melted MC4 solar plugs
- Melted solar wiring
- Panel connection covers missing
- Shattered glass on the solar modules
- Burn lines on the solar cells under the glass
- No earthing to the panels or array frame
- Inverter installed in wrong location
- Incorrect solar labels
- Incorrect cable used for solar wiring
However, ensuring regular solar checks are carried out on any system will ensure that issues are dealt with quicker and more efficiently, as well as catching problems before they arise.
Professional solar panel thermal imaging
Testing your solar panels using thermal imaging allows our solar electricians to identify problems which can affect the performance of the PV system as well as pose serious safety and fire risk for the building.
Thermal imaging can identify issues such as solar panel hot spots, micro-cracking, hot joints in the wiring, and circuit protection.
Solar panel testing using thermal imaging is non-invasive and does not require the solar PV system to be turned off for the test to be carried out minimalising disruption to your power production.
This method can also be utilised on other aspects fo the solar systems as well to identify hot spots which can indicate potential faults in wiring or solar components.
Thermal imaging can be carried out on residential or commercial solar power systems for insurance reports, maintenance contracts, or routine performance and safety testing requirements.
Why choose Static Electrics to carry out a solar inspection?
At Static Electrics, we take great pride in the licenced team we have representing the Static brand. Our qualified Master Electricians all have CEC approval, and two of our technicians have also carried out solar inspections for the Australian Federal Government and undergone further skills training with Master Electricians. We have over 25 years industry experience and can ensure your system is safe and working correctly every time. We also offer a fixed pricing structure so you know what the cost of the safety audit will be upfront, without any nasty surprises!
Your qualified solar inspection experts
If you have any questions regarding a solar check for your home or office installation, or would like to arrange for one of our qualified team members to complete an inspection, give Static Electrics a call on 0429 139 039 or complete an online job booking form now. We carry out solar inspections across Brisbane, Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast, so look no further than Static Electrics for all your solar system needs.