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How to Upgrade Solar Power Systems?


Over time, the electricity demand will keep on increasing. It means if you have a solar solution installed today, after 5-6 years it won’t be able to full fill the power requirements. At that time your electricity bill will be increased. So for that problem, you have to upgrade your solar solution.
In this blog, we will know about the following things:

Why will you need to upgrade your solar system?
What will you need to check before upgrading?

  • physical condition check
  • solar outputs check

What will you need to upgrade your solar system?

  • Add more solar panels
  • Change or buy a new inverter
  • Add more battery storage

Why will you need to upgrade your solar system?

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There can be many reasons to upgrade the old solar system, even if the system is installed just a few days back. The consumer will think about it only when the existing solar system is not meeting their consumption or if the consumption limit of the consumer has been increased. One of the reasons may also be that the grid-connected panels fail early. Not selecting a good quality inverter, which is used to convert DC to AC, can also be the reason. Given this, the user may need to change the inverter of their solar system at some point in the life of the system. So These can be the reasons for upgrading the solar system. Now we know about the checkpoints, that should be check before up-graduation.

What will you need to check before upgrading?


Whatever the reason is, it’s time to think about upgrading your existing solar system for something much more modern and efficient. So Before you decide to upgrade your solar system, it’s important to do few checks beforehand to make sure you make the right changes.

Physical Condition Check:

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It’s very important and worthy to checks & collects some worthy information about your solar system before deciding your next step. Many things can damage the solar system like weather, birds, etc if the system is too old. So firstly, you should check the physical condition of the solar system carefully like if there any cracks or scratches over the glass of the panel. Also, ensure that all cable connections are perfect, no nesting bird anywhere in that setup, the junction box is still sealed without any damage & examine the inverter for rust and other damages, etc. After examining all the systems deeply, we can move on to the next step.Your Content Goes Here

Solar Outputs Check:

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After checking the physical condition, we need to check the output given by the solar system. As standard parameters, on a sunny day, the solar system generates 80% of electricity. If we get less output, then the system is underperforming. Note down the present output of the system & know about the difference after comparing it with past bills.

What will you need to upgrade your solar system?

The consumer can upgrade the solar system even it has zero issues, performing correctly and efficiently. There can be the possibility of increased consumption or he wants to go green completely and use as much solar energy, also. Even a single person addition in the family and buying any home appliances also increased the electricity demand.

So there are a few ways to upgrade the solar solution. The consumer can select any one of those or all, it’s completely his choice & depending upon the situation that how much extra energy he needs to generate:

Add More Solar Panels:

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The very first way for upgrading the solar system, in this option consumers can add more solar panels to their solar system. Even, this completely depends upon the availability of free space, but the solar panels, available in the market, are fairly flexible setups & can be added in small space also. Installing additional panels depends not only on how much free space the user has available on the roof but also on how much weight the roof can support as well.
Generally, the average weight of solar panels is 15 to 30 Kg, so there is a possibility that the roof is not able to support that much weight. So for this, the installer team will check the condition before recommending any upgrades for the solar system.

Change Or Buy A New Inverter:

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The very first way for upgrading the solar system, in this option consumers can add more solar panels to their solar system. Even, this completely depends upon the availability of free space, but the solar panels, available in the market, are fairly flexible setups & can be added in small space also. Installing additional panels depends not only on how much free space the user has available on the roof but also on how much weight the roof can support as well.
Generally, the average weight of solar panels is 15 to 30 Kg, so there is a possibility that the roof is not able to support that much weight. So for this, the installer team will check the condition before recommending any upgrades for the solar system.

Add More Battery Storage:

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The final way to upgrade the solar system is to add more battery storage. This can be more helpful as the battery can act as a backup or the consumer can use it if rates of other components go up at a particular period. If the solar setup is storage-ready (as per the instruction manual) then the consumer can add a storage unit very easily. If it is not supportive (it’s usually with the older solar systems), the consumer may need to hire a professional to add this manually or replace the whole solar system. Again the professional will check this if the consumer is still unsure.

This was the complete information about upgrade your solar solution. If you liked this information or you want to give any kind of suggestion, then you can comment below in the comment box. Stay connected for important information with Ornate Solar.

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