Solar Panel Thermal Inspection
Have you noticed a drop off in your solar system’s efficiency? If so it might be time to arrange a solar panel thermal inspection. While that is a mouthful in of itself this new service provided by Global Solar Solutions aims to give you valuable insight into how your solar panels are performing.
White it might seem counterintuitive to their purpose the fact is solar panels become less efficient as they heat up. This is much the same as any other electrical component but can be more of an issue with a product that is designed to be installed on the hottest point of your home or business.
The effect warmer temperatures have on a solar panel is measured by a “temperature coefficient” metric which is represented as a percentage or performance loss per degree celsius above 25. This effect comes into play in a country like Australia because as you well know, it gets a little hot here during the summer.
The impact that overheating solar panels can have on your system can vary from minimal to quite serious. At the very least it will impact the performance of your panels, lowering their efficiency. If things really heat up however, a current reversal can occur and this can potentially damage other parts of your solar power system.