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Solar PV Inverter Repair and Maintenance in Preston

Solar PV Inverter Repair and Maintenance in Preston

Preston’s Leading Solar Repair and Maintenance

Here at GOS, we are a family run business with over 10 years’ experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of solar PV & solar thermal in Preston. Whether your enquiry relates to your residential property or commercial building, GOS are your first port of call for solar installation, solar repair and solar installation in Preston.

GOS are accredited NICEIC & MCS approved contractors, meaning that you have peace of mind that you will meet the highest standards. If you are looking for further verification on level of quality for GOS, you can find our customer reviews on www.checkatrade.com.

Solar PV Inverter Repair & Maintenance Service

Our experts will be able to identify faults once an inspection has occurred, and whether you are in Preston or surrounding areas, you will be in safe hands knowing that GOS are catering for your needs.

One of the most common faults relates to the Solar PV Inverter, as this is the hardest working part of any solar system. GOS can repair or replace your inverter with minimum fuss, ensuring that your system is optimally performing.
Some of the most common issues we fix are:

  • Inverter shutdown with warning or failure lights
  • Drop in production and or an increase in utility bills
  • Damaged solar panels, solar panels burned or cracked
  • Battery failure, battery leaking fluid or battery corrosion
  • Solar panel removal for re-roofing or home remodel
  • Upgrade of system components

Importance of Solar PV Maintenance and Repair

All electrical systems need periodic inspection and testing. Solar PV systems are no different. Solar Photovoltaic systems don’t have a lot of moving parts that can fail so they don’t require a huge amount of work to keep them in good working order. However, as with any technology, the better care you take of it the longer it will last.

In order to make sure that your solar panels are performing at their best efficiency it is recommended that you arrange a regular health check to make sure that they live a long and happy life, supplying you with all clean energy, savings on your energy consumption and protecting your investment For PV systems mounted on buildings, the recommended inspection interval will depend on the type and use of the building.
Typical reasons for inspection, testing or maintenance include;

  • An obvious fault has developed – for example an inverter has stopped, working or a panel is damaged
  • Concerns about reduced returns from your system
  • Periodic inspection or routine maintenance
  • A change in system ownership to your solar PV installation
  • Water ingress
  • To safeguard your investment
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Solar PV System

Solar PV Inverter Repair & Maintenance Service

Our experts will be able to identify faults once an inspection has occurred, and whether you are in Preston or surrounding areas, you will be in safe hands knowing that GOS are catering for your needs.

One of the most common faults relates to the Solar PV Inverter, as this is the hardest working part of any solar system. GOS can repair or replace your inverter with minimum fuss, ensuring that your system is optimally performing.
Some of the most common issues we fix are:

  • Inverter shutdown with warning or failure lights
  • Drop in production and or an increase in utility bills
  • Damaged solar panels, solar panels burned or cracked
  • Battery failure, battery leaking fluid or battery corrosion
  • Solar panel removal for re-roofing or home remodel
  • Upgrade of system components

Solar PV Maintenance Blackpool

Solar PV Maintenance Bolton

Preventing System Problems

Inverters are much more technically sophisticated than solar panels and are not something the average person should touch, for inverter maintenance you should always choose a qualified engineer such as the team at GOS Heating. The electrical components and high voltage elements make this too dangerous for people without certifications.

Inverters work in a similar way to a fan in a computer, inviting dust into electrical components, you might ask what can dirt do to an inverter? If it’s got the right particles, it can create new conduction pathways on the circuit boards, which in extreme cases can lead to circuit failure.
Humidity is also another problem for your inverter as it can invite more corrosion risk for electrical terminals and connections.
The team at GOS Heating recommend that if you are based in Bolton or the surrounding areas, you schedule an annual checkup for your inverter is a smart and low-cost preventive measure. These inspections are simply an annual reconditioning check. One of our expert team members will give your inverter a full inspection and clean, an analysis of how well the electrical connections are working and a tightening of any loose ones, and a replacement of any parts that are found to be failing.

When one of our professional team members carries out an inverter checkup, we also do electrical testing to confirm all the panels are producing energy as they should and identify any weak spots and make any necessary adjustments.

Solar panels are designed to perform up to 25 years or more, however choosing GOS Heating to perform annual maintenance inspections can pro-long the life of your solar panels by 10-30%. Its important to carry out regular repair, inspection and planned preventive maintenance of your PV system maximizes output and ROI, by minimizing downtime and system inefficiencies caused by age and the elements.

We provide a range of maintenance services and plans throughout Bolton, for more information on these services be sure to contact our team at GOS Heating today!

What are the Types of Solar Inverters

Solar Panels are installed in rows, each on a ‘string’. There are multiple strings that are connected to one string inverter, each string carries the DC power solar panels produce to the string inverter where it is converted into usable AC power consumed as electricity. Depending on the size of the installation, you may have several string inverters each receiving DC power from a few strings.

String Solar Inverters have been the go-to option for several years and are good for installations without any shading issues and in which panels are positioned on a single plane so do not face different directions. If an installation uses string inverters and even one panel is shaded for a portion of the day reducing its performance, the output of every panel on the string is reduced to the struggling panels’ level.

With proven technology within string solar inverters means they are less expensive and more commonly used in residential and commercial properties.

Microinverters are also becoming a popular choice for residential and commercial installations. Like power optimisers, microinverters are module-level electronics so one is installed on each panel. Microinverters convert DC power to AC right at the panel and so don’t require a string inverter.

Because of the panel-level conversion, if one or more panels are shaded or are performing on a lower level than the others, the performance of the remaining panels won’t be in any jeopardy. Microinverters also monitor the performance of each individual panel, while string inverters show the performance of each string.  This makes microinverters good for installations with shading issues or with panels on multiple planes facing various directions. Systems with microinverters can be more efficient, but these often cost more than string inverters.

Battery Based Inverters are bidirectional in nature and include both a battery charger and inverter. Battery-based inverter/chargers may be grid-interactive, standalone grid-tied or off-grid, depending on their UL rating and design.  The primary benefit of inverter/chargers is that they provide for continuous operation of critical loads irrespective of the presence or condition of the grid.

Battery based inverter/charger manages energy between the array and the grid while keeping the batteries charged. They monitor battery status and regulate how the batteries are charged.

Why Choose GOS Heating for Solar PV Inverter Repairs and Maintenance?

With many reasons to choose us for your solar repair and maintenance in Preston, our team have decided to outline our top 5 reasons. Please see below our top reasons to choose us for your solar panel repair and maintenance in Preston and the surrounding areas.

  • Over 10 years’ experience on installation, servicing and repairs
  • Reliable and reputable team of solar engineers
  • NICEIC accredited and approved contractors
  • Locally based with expert knowledge
  • Competitive quotes for all

For the best solar repair and maintenance services in Preston, look no further than GOS to cater to your every need. We’re here to ensure that your solar panel is working exactly as it should, as well as take away the worry of any faults or problems. Leave your solar panel repair and maintenance in the capable hands of GOS and contact our customer services team today to find out how we can help with your solar Installation, solar repair or solar service in Preston. Give one of our friendly team members a call today.

Searching for Solar PV Inverter Repairs Near Me’? Contact GOS Heating Today

Call our team today, to find out how we can expertly repair and maintain your Solar PV today, GOS Heating are the professionals you can count on for your every need. Simply give GOS Heating a call today to find out more about our Solar PV Inverters repairs and maintenance or request a free quote. We will be there for you to provide your solar PV inverter repair and maintenance checks in Preston at a time most suitable for you.