Solar panels are an investment for your building – to convert the sun’s energy into electricity, saving you money on your bills. In order to maximise this return and generate high yields, the panels must be reliable and properly maintained. Solar panels are susceptible to wear and an annual thermography survey to inspect the solar panels will enable you to detect potential problems before failures occur.
Thermography facilitates complete and simple system condition monitoring, drastically improving your return on investment.
A survey can detect:
- physical damage within a single cell;
- faulty connections;
- defective bypass diodes;
- electrical interconnection problems;
- cracks in cells;
- manufacturing defects.
Thermal imaging can also provide condition monitoring on the entire electrical circuit, including connectors, cables and inverters.