The main causes of solar performance problems



A new report by HelioVolta shows that 62 percent of the inspected solar projects have critical or serious problems.

Every year, solar technical advice from HelioVolta publishes a report on the efficiency and safety of solar energy. It assesses the health of a PV system using over 60,000 data points ranging from 100 kW projects to 350 MW.

About 73% of the projects evaluated in this year’s report are located on commercial rooftops, 25% are ground-mounted installations, and 2% are solar carports. All projects are located in the United States.

HelioVolta identified significant problem areas affecting the performance and safety of solar power resources with critical or significant problems a staggering 62% of the audited projects. About 91% of the main problems in projects with critical risks were found in DC distribution components.

“Problems can be fixed before they become dangerous. Regular inspections and proactive O&M – especially in the DC distribution part of solar power systems – are critical for safe and reliable operation,” the report states.

HelioVolta noted that inverters often appear to be the cause of problems with a PV system, as they are typically the primary vehicle for energy yield data and error messages.

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David is a passionate writer and researcher who specializes in solar energy. He has a strong background in engineering and environmental science, which gives him a deep understanding of the science behind solar power and its benefits. David writes about the latest developments in solar technology and provides practical advice for homeowners and businesses who are interested in switching to solar.

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