I noticed damage or cracks on my solar panels (extreme weather related), what should I do?
• Contact an installer to have the smashed panels replaced. The cost should be covered by your home and contents insurance but check with your insurance provider, as different companies have different rules.
How can I tell if my solar system is damaged or underperforming?
If worried about hail damage - As a general rule of thumb, if there's no roof damage than the panels are unlikely to be damaged. If you suspect there may be some damage or underperformance from your solar, you can either do a self-assessment based ...
Can animals damage my solar panels?
• Animals can damage solar panels - A good way to reduce the likelihood of this happening is to minimize entry points for the animals. Trimming back any overhanging limbs or cutting down nearby dead trees will help keep animals off your roof. ...
How can you tell if a panel in a string system isn't working?
• Since the panels are all connected to the same inverter, any issue that causes one panel to produce less electricity (such as shading) will reduce electricity for all other panels on that string. It is therefore difficult to detect a ...
What standards are solar panels required to meet?
There are a number of Australian Standards that apply to solar panels. There's a list available here: https://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/industry/installers/compliance-toolkit/standards
The business case for a home to install solar / What size solar do I need?
We advise people to install a system that’ll generate at least ½ your Winter daily usage. If you can install a larger system, that will probably be beneficial (depending on your energy use), and you will be more likely to still receive a feed-in ...