Our Solar Company: Christian Solar
Maintenance on Solar Panels
Christian Solar brings decades of experience to quality solar panel maintenance. All of our repair services are designed to keep your solar system in excellent condition. Whether your system is roof-mounted or ground-based, our solar repair team will provide thorough cleanings, regular maintenance, and emergency repairs to keep your energy generation on track. We offer solar maintenance for commercial properties, residential homes, HOAs, industrial buildings, schools and more. Our solar panel repair services include support for:
- Broken, damaged, missing or warped solar panels
- Damaged wiring & wiring replacements
- Repairs and replacements for inverters, batteries and other power components
Home Solar Panel Repair and Maintenance
If you're dealing with damaged, failing, warped, or inefficient panels it can negatively affect your electric bill and wear on the other components of your system. Many clients face additional issues such as animals living around the solar system, damage from extreme weather events, or repair for fallen trees or roof problems. Our solar repair services offer a comprehensive approach to ensure that all material and wiring components work efficiently. During your appointment our solar repair team will complete a thorough checklist, including:
- Check for damaged, aged or broken solar panels
- Test your solar system for efficiency and total energy generation capacity
- Inspect all wiring, connectors, and wiring insulation
- Test solar batteries for capacity and performance
- Check solar monitoring system for accuracy and performance
- Review your electric bill, including historic and recent performance indicators
Once our detailed solar repair inspection is complete we will provide a variety of solutions to increase the functionality and overall efficiency of your solar panel system. Get started by booking your solar panel maintenance today.
Solar Panel Cleaning and Maintenance
In addition to solar repair, we provide panel cleaning services for both residential and commercial clients. Occasional cleaning supports peak performance and helps you get the most out of your investment. Professional cleaning of your solar panels not only ensures maximum efficiency but also prevents accidental damages to the delicate surface of the solar system. At Christian Solar we use specialized chemicals, equipment, and techniques to clean all types of solar panels and surrounding equipment.
As most know, solar panels generate electricity. Less known is the fact that they are not maintenance free. Solar panel systems require careful cleaning and regular inspections to perform well for decades. If neglected this can result in costly repairs or complete replacement of the entire system since panels themselves are very expensive pieces of equipment. The reason for this neglect is usually due to a lack of knowledge on how to properly clean them. For example many people use highly corrosive or pressure washing chemicals which rapidly degrade the solar panel frame while leaving rust stains behind even if it appears clean afterwards. Some resort to powerwashing but do not realize that this will drive moisture under the edges of the glass laminate which quickly induces corrosion problems underneath others simply blast water at high pressure with any nozzle until it is "clean enough".
The first step is to understand the environmental concern. The most important physical threat solar panels face is corrosion from aggressive particles in the air, usually wind-borne dust or acidic vapors like acid rain. This occurs on the metal frame that holds the glass laminates together and also forms their support structure. If moisture can enter this space by blasting with high pressure water without appropriate barriers it will form pockets of corrosive attack which quickly eats through even stainless steel fasteners causing them to fall out allowing more moisture penetration under laminate edges where it can springboard into corrosion of aluminum bus bars, wiring harnesses and junction boxes. Preventing this requires thorough sealing all gaps between panels so there are no paths for moisture to travel from outside the solar panel frame.
Your solar system should be cleaned roughly once a year depending upon the level of soiling, condensation, and animal life in your region. Our team can share an assessment on how frequently you should book solar panel maintenance based on the conditions of your property. Our solar system cleaning includes:
- Roof-mounted or land-mounted cleaning services
- Visual inspection of the solar panels
- Cleaning of the solar panel surface with appropriate chemicals and tools
- Additional services or inspections available by request
For more information about solar panel maintenance visit our FAQs page or get in touch with our knowledgeable team.
Additional Solar System Services
Christian Solar is a full-service solar panel maintenance and design company. We work with a wide range of residential and commercial clients across Southern California and beyond. Our experienced team of solar installation experts design, install, and maintain solar power systems for all property sizes and types. In addition to solar panel cleaning we offer comprehensive services, including:
- Consultation & solar panel system design
- Commercial solar power system design
- Residential & commercial upgrades on existing solar panel system
- Roof maintenance & solar repair
Solar Panels: Understanding the Solar Installation Process
Our solar power system installations begin with a detailed assessment to evaluate your property's potential for solar energy. We review your current energy usage, seasonal energy needs, square footage, and placement options before recommending the right solar system for your needs. Our technical evaluation includes factors that are crucial to supporting solar energy panels. We'll analyze the amount of sun exposure, nearby shade sources, seasonal energy consumption, and local climate patterns that will impact your system. We also conduct a thorough roof inspection to ensure that the structure can safely host solar panels. During our visit we will:
- Review your annual and seasonal energy usage and energy bills
- Identify seasonal climate patterns & microclimates in your region
- Conduct a roof inspection to make sure it is structurally sound to accommodate solar panels
- Documenting nearby sources of shade that could prevent peak performance
- Develop a timeline and budget respective of your needs
Following our solar system inspection we will create a comprehensive quote that includes itemized costs for material, labor, permits, and other fees.
Roof Repairs Prior to Installing Solar Panels
Christian Solar has expertise in building and maintaining roof-mounted solar systems. Our experience with large scale commercial roofing, residential properties, apartment buildings and other structures allows us to identify any modifications required before your solar system can be installed. In the case that structural reinforcements are needed prior to your solar panel installation our team will recommend appropriate structural upgrades or material solutions to support your roof-mounted solar system. We comply with the Contractors State License Board to verify that all roofing work is up to code and regional regulations.
Most solar systems consist of solar panels, wiring, conductors, inverters, and deep cycle batteries. The photovoltaic panels, or "solar panels" are made from various semiconductor cells integrated between layers of crystals, anti-reflective materials and weather-proof materials. Other solar system components include wire conductors which transmit energy from the solar panels into the convertors, and batteries which store power over time. The inverter device within the solar system converts the direct current into alternating current which can be used as power. Most solar companies work with a range of solar panel equipment that can be customized based on your needs.