Solar panels are a dependable and sustainable energy source that is gaining popularity for residential and off-grid applications. However, like any technology, solar panels may encounter issues that require maintenance to ensure optimal performance. This guide aims to address common problems that solar panel users may face and provide solutions to address them.
The solar panel appears to have a loose connection. Please reconnect it.
The wire inside the junction box may have been poorly soldered. Please contact us for assistance.
Possible causes of low output could include a loose connection. To address this, you may want to consider reconnecting the panel.
Another potential factor may be an incorrect tilt angle that's failing to capture direct sunlight. Consider adjusting the angle to optimize exposure.
If there are any shadows obstructing the panel, removing them could improve output levels.
Additionally, accumulation of dust may be contributing to the problem. Cleaning the panel on a regular basis can help address this issue.
Another possible factor to consider is a high operating temperature. This can negatively impact the efficiency of the solar panel. Ensuring sufficient air circulation beneath the panel may help to regulate the temperature and improve output levels.
Battery type compatibility depends on your charge controller, which may supports battery chemistries that include sealed lead acid, agm, gel, flooded, LiFePO4 12V batteries (typically used in caravans, motorhomes, boats, etc.).
Yes, please choose the same size of cable for extension. But the longer the extension, the greater the line loss. Bigger gauge will be required for longer runs.
It is recommended to clean its surface for better performance. Dust and dirt should be swept off the panel surface using a soft brush, then a wet cloth.
Please check the waterproof rating of your solar panel, usually our solar panel is protected from the rain, but its controller is not. We recommend protecting the kit from rain, since water into controller may damage the internal circuitry.
Please use the solar panels in stable weather conditions. DO NOT use solar panels during severe weather conditions, such as thunderstorms, strong winds, and hailstorms.
To obtain the net weight and dimensions of your solar panel, please refer to the product link. All necessary information are available on the product page, including the dimensions of the solar panel and its weight.
As long as the panels have the same output and type. However, please note that only up to two panels can be connected in either configuration.
To confirm the contents of the product package, we recommend checking the "Package Included" section on the product link. This section should provide a detailed list of what is included with the product, including whether or not a controller and wiring are included.
Unfortunately, the solar controller does not possess an IP68 waterproof rating.
Please note that the output specifications listed on the product link are based on laboratory testing and are intended to provide an estimate of the panel's performance. However, it is important to be aware that there may be deviations in the actual output during use, and the measured output may be lower than the data indicated on the label. This is a normal phenomenon that can be influenced by various factors, such as shading and weather conditions.
Foldable panels and solar blankets are equipped with Anderson plugs, while fixed and flexible panels come with MC4 plugs.
The compatibility of the batteries is determined not by the solar panel itself, but by the solar charge controller. It is recommend checking the product link for the solar controller to ensure compatibility.
Always wear suitable protective equipment while working with solar panels and their components to avoid any potential dangers. By adhering to these frequently asked questions, you can ensure optimal efficiency and effectiveness of your solar panel system, ensuring a consistent supply of clean and renewable energy for years to come.