We are frequently asked about what to do when major storms roll through. It’s a good question and, most of the time, your solar panels will be completely fine. In fact, solar arrays are built to be incredibly resilient to wind, heavy rain, big snow and hail – lasting for 25+ years.
However, it is still a good idea to check two things:
- If your array is visible – check outside to make sure everything looks OK. Panels aren’t visible? No worries, the next step is the key.
- Log onto your monitoring system. Obviously performance will be low during bad weather but look to see how your system is doing once the storm has passed.
- How does that performance track with previous good days? If something seems odd – give us a ring and we can dig deeper.
- For big issues, we should get an email alert from your inverter manufacturer and can work to diagnose the problem to get you back up and running.
If in doubt, just give us a call. We are always here to assist you!
Quick reminder: if you haven’t already done so, we highly recommend calling your insurance agent to be sure the array is listed on your homeowners policy. If they ask questions you can’t answer, just let us know.
(Photo Credit: Compare Electricity)