Open 7 days

Mon-Sat 8a-8p Sun 10a-2p

3 Derbyshire Lane

Somerset, NJ 08873

Specializing in home inspections, infrared thermography and drone services

June 17, 2019

Open 7 days

Mon-Sat 8a-8p Sun 10a-2p

3 Derbyshire Lane

Somerset, NJ 08873

Solar Panel Inspection

rooftop solar panels showing defects using infrared thermography

With the increasing popularity of solar as a form of alternative energy, we at Jersey First suggest a regular solar panel inspection of your rooftop system. Over time, solar panels may develop defects, which can effect functionality and become a safety hazard. This can cause severe drops in energy production and may become a fire hazard if left unaddressed.

We use thermal imaging cameras for solar panel inspection as it offers several advantages. Anomalies can clearly be seen on a thermal image, during normal operation. These potential problem areas can be repaired before actual problems or failures occur.

Using thermal imaging cameras for solar panel evaluations offers clients several distinct advantages over contemporary evaluations.

  • Exceptions or anomalies are clearly defined and detailed in the thermal image.
  • Solar panels are thermally scanned during normal operation under full load.  (Most other methods require disruption of service and shut-down or disconnection of the system).
  • Thermal Scans allow for considerably larger areas to be evaluated at once shortening the inconvenience of inspection disruption for your business operations and personnel.
  • Conducting an infrared inspection on a regular basis would allow for identification of defects and potential problem areas, still under warranty.

Jersey First Inspection Services can perform an infrared inspection of the electrical equipment associated with your solar panel installation (breakers, inverters, combiner boxes, etc.).

Documentation will include; thermographic (infrared) and conventional photos, temperatures, a list of equipment inspected and analysis (where appropriate) in a PDF report. Photo documentation will be provided only for problems found.

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