QUESTIONS ABOUT PV SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

I have a 4.125 kW PV system but the most it has produced at any one time is 3.1 kW. What is wrong?
There may be nothing wrong. However, a better understanding of the system rating or sizing may clarify. Hopefully this helps: Modules are tested in...
Tue, 22 Aug, 2017 at 1:51 PM
What maintenance is required for my PV system?
There really is not much for you to do to maintain your PV system.  However, it would be a good routine to check the PV system production each month and...
Tue, 22 Aug, 2017 at 1:53 PM
Am I supposed to clean the modules and, if so, how do I do this and how often?
For most installations in our region, the rain will wash the dust off the modules. However, if the PV system is in an area prone to dust and/or rain is scar...
Tue, 22 Aug, 2017 at 1:54 PM
I have a problem with birds, rodents, and/or other pests – what can I do to protect the PV system?
If your PV system is roof mounted, pests can present problems as they can chew on wires under the modules or nest under the array and create a nuisance. Sin...
Tue, 22 Aug, 2017 at 1:56 PM
What if my modules look different?
Modules are made up of individual cells that are about 6”x 6”. These cells may vary in shade. Module manufacturers, while concerned about aesthetics of the ...
Wed, 23 Aug, 2017 at 10:02 AM