At Goodhew Electrical and Solar, we offer maintenance packages on all solar power systems, whether they have been installed by us or not.
We’ve been servicing systems for years, and we’re known for our expertise and excellent customer service.
Solar maintenance packages
Our maintenance packages are $220 and include a full test and clean of your system. As part of our testing, we inspect every part of the system and are equipped to fix all systems if a fault is found by one of our technicians.
Solar maintenance is important to make sure that your system is running at its optimal output.
Below are some answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about maintenance for solar power systems.
FAQs about Solar Power Systems
Q1. How do I turn off or restart my solar system?
Follow the steps outlined below:
- Turn off the AC power. This can be found in your switchboard and will be labelled ‘Solar Main Switch’ (note: there may be an ‘AC isolator’ beside your inverter—turn this off)
- Turn off DC power (this will either be a rotary-style switch or circuit breakers mounted directly beside your inverter)
- Wait 5 minutes
- Turn DC power on
- Turn AC power on
Be aware that restarting your solar system can take up to 2 minutes. After this time, if you are still experiencing problems, call us on (07) 3286 1422 to arrange an inspection.
Q2. How can I check my solar system personally? And how much should my system be generating?
The easiest way for you to check the performance of your solar system is to read and record what your inverter is generating each day. Your inverter will either show a ‘total’ figure or a figure for each day.
On average, a solar system in Brisbane usually receives 4.2 hours of generation. To work out what your system should be generating, simply multiply the combined size of your solar panels by this figure. You will inevitably see some variation from the figure you get, but it is a good guide.
Say you have a 3KW inverter with 10 x 200W panels. This is a 2KW system.
So, to find out what your system should be generating, the equation in this case is:
2 x 4.2 = 8.4KWH
In other words, your 2KW system multiplied by the Brisbane average of 4.2 hours should be generating around 8.4KWH.
If you find that your readings are well below what your calculated average should be, contact Goodhew Electrical and Solar to arrange an inspection.
Q3. What do I do if my inverter is saying that there is an earth fault?
If your inverter is indicating that there is an earth fault with your solar power system, follow the shutdown procedure steps outlined under question 1, and contact Goodhew Electrical and Solar as soon as possible to arrange for us to inspect your system.
Contact Goodhew Electrical and Solar
If you have any other questions about solar maintenance or any issues with your system, call us on (07) 3286 1422 or email us at email@example.com.
Also, if you’d like to see one of our solar power systems in operation, our Cleveland office can give you a demonstration.