More and more people are having solar panels installed for a renewable source of energy. Not only can solar panels help households save significant amounts of money, they are pretty low maintenance and durable. However, occasionally something might go wrong and it’s important to understand the common problems and how to tackle them.

  1. Hot Spots

When parts of your solar panels become overloaded and too hot, they form hot spots. This is usually a result of bad connections or structural defects. Hot spots can ultimately reduce the performance of a solar panel and may require replacement of the affected panels.

  1. Micro Cracks

Micro cracks in the panels are very small tears in the solar cells. These most often occur during the production or shipping of the solar panels. Initially micro cracks have a minor effect on power production, but over time they can grow and lead to significant production losses. …