Service Your Solar System Like You Service Your Car

It's important to stay on top of your servicing, inspections and cleaning to make sure your solar system keep running smoothly.

Think about your car for a moment. You wouldn’t drive it for years without getting it serviced, right? Regular oil changes, tire rotations, and inspections keep your vehicle running smoothly and prevent costly breakdowns. Your solar energy system is no different. Most solar experts recommend servicing your system every 12 months to ensure it continues to operate efficiently and safely. It’s about making sure that your investment continues to perform at its best.

DISCLAIMER: Some might be tempted to get on their roof to clean their solar panels. Please don’t put your life at risk - rather let us handle the job with the proper safety equipment and our understanding of how to take care of the panels without damaging them.


Solar Systems Need Regular Check-Ups

Just like a car, your solar system is made up of various components that can wear out over time. Electrical connections can loosen, parts can degrade, and environmental factors can cause build-up on your panels. Regular servicing is crucial to catch these issues early and keep your system running like new.


What Can Go Wrong?

Energy Efficiency

Just like a dirty windshield makes it hard to see when you drive, dirty panels make it harder for the sun to get through to the cells in your solar panel. In some cases, we have seen solar systems producing as much as 30% less power when they haven’t been serviced for many years. If you live in an urban area or somewhere with a lot of construction, dust accumulation and bird droppings can be a real problem. For those who live in greener areas, leaves and moss can cover your panels and block out a lot of sun. Cleaning your panels regularly can ensure that your system is operating at maximum efficiency year-round.



Loose electrical connections in your solar system are like loose bolts in your car – they can create serious issues if left unchecked. Cars can become dangerous if not looked after correctly, and that’s why service them regularly. Your solar system is no different. Electricity is a source of hazard and your system needs to be regularly inspected to make sure that potential issues are addressed before they can cause a problem. 

Our team will inspect all connections for any signs of wear and even check the integrity of your cable’s insulation sheath through IR testing.

This is where your solar system is different from a car – we also have to contend with the ecosystem of creatures that live on and around your home. Even a bird building a nest under a panel, or an accumulation of leaves can impact the efficiency of your system as it can cause hot spots on the solar cells. It’s an easy fix but gets overlooked too often.


Comprehensive System Check

During a solar system service, our expert electricians perform a thorough inspection to ensure everything is properly fitted and connected. We make sure all electrical components are sound, identifying and addressing anything that could lead to problems down the road.

Similar to a mechanic diagnosing engine performance, if you have a modern smart meter, we can also check how much energy your system has produced recently and compare it to what we would expect at that time of year given the prevailing weather conditions. We will also test the voltage produced by each string of panels and do some calculations to check for any discrepancies with what we should expect.


Detailed Solar System Health Report

After servicing your system, we provide a detailed report on its health. This report outlines any issues found and the steps taken to resolve them, giving you peace of mind that your system is in top condition. It’s like getting a service record for your car, so you can keep track of your system’s status and maintenance history.


Don’t Take the Risk of Decreased Performance

By keeping up with these check-ups, you’ll extend the life of your system, avoid costly repairs, and ensure it continues to save you money on energy bills.

Winki is committed to helping you maintain the efficiency and safety of your solar system. Schedule your regular service today and keep your renewable energy system running like a well-oiled machine.


Heath Nash

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