In the past decade, solar has grown at an incredible rate in Australia. There are now over 3 million rooftop solar installations in Australia. EnviroGroup have served thousands of these Australian homes and many of our clients were ‘early adopters’ who led the charge in solar implementation.
One of the key benefits of a solar system is its projected lifespan. Well made panels can generate energy for up to 25 years or even longer! And while most systems will run with minimal issues, its always advisable to get your system inspected periodically to make sure that it is safe and generating as it should.
To make sure that your system is safe and healthy, EnviroGroup provides solar servicing for residential solar PV systems.
Also known as a ‘safety inspection’, solar servicing is a cost effective way to put your mind at ease on the safety of your solar system.
Do existing solar PV systems need to be up to current code?
Some solar customers may receive letters from their energy retailers and/or network providers stating that their systems need to be up to code or they risk facing disconnection of their systems.
A well installed solar PV system should be compliant to the standards at the date of installation. Only if a system has been modified, upgraded or repaired (and a like-for-like replacement was unavailable) would it need to meet current standards.
It is the responsibility of the system owner to ensure that the system is safe and in good working order. If a system is deemed unsafe, it may be disconnected, thereby stopping any energy savings as well as a loss of feed-in tariff revenue.
Regular solar servicing ensures any issues that could cause disconnection are identified early.
What does solar servicing cover?
Once you’ve booked an inspection of your system with us, one of our licensed solar electricians will come out to site to review the different components of your system. We will look for wear and tear and check if anything is preventing the system from running as it should. This includes excess dust, damage from weather, water accumulation, integrity of seals, etc. The technician will also perform electrical checks to make sure that your system is safe. These include checking voltages, inverter error codes, fuses and ensuring that protective devices are still functioning.
Once all checks are done, you will receive a report which covers the result of the service and any recommendations we may have.
What doesn’t the solar service cover?
Our technicians are qualified and experienced in solar, they will be able to tell you if anything needs to be repaired or replaced. However, the service does not cover on the spot repairs. If there is an issue with the system, we will get in touch to book in a proper repair – we do this to ensure that we fully understand the issue and that we have the proper parts/equipment with us.
If you would like your panels cleaned, please let your technician know. Solar PV panels have a durable glass coating and are often installed at an angle where rainwater can usually provide adequate cleaning. We only recommend cleaning in situations such as excessive dust, bird droppings or vegetation cover. Your technician will advise you if your panels need cleaning when on site.
How much does it cost?
A standard solar service is priced at $249. Additional charges may be incurred for double storey buildings and if you are located outside of the Melbourne metro zone.
Not an EnviroGroup customer?
We’re more than happy to service your system, we just need certain details before we come out to you.
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