To lower our carbon footprint, thereby reducing global warming, we need to use less fossil fuels. Thankfully, the sun provides powerful energy that can be harnessed through solar panels. Solar power provides electricity for both businesses- and homeowners alike. Typically, solar panels are installed by experienced electricians and are low maintenance. However, an electrician should perform routine maintenance to ensure the solar panels receive the proper diagnostic tests and are at peak performance. Read on for five reasons electricians are the best bet for solar panel maintenance.  

Complete Diagnostics
Solar panels are composed of a plethora of complex parts, many of which are only recognized by a qualified electrician. By determining the source of any issues and suggesting appropriate solutions for those problems, electricians know the right questions to ask. Electricians should be made aware if the system has ever been serviced before. They can also determine which panels failed or need to be replaced. 

Generally, solar panels cannot electrocute someone simply by touching them, but they can give someone a low-grade burn due to the hot cells. However, malfunctions can cause solar panels to become dangerously electrified. Faulty solar panels can also cause fires. To avoid disastrous situations, it is imperative to have an electrician oversee the solar panel system. 

Optimize Power
Electricians can guide solar panel owners to achieve their financial and environmental goals by providing an estimate of savings. They can also measure the system output, determining daily electronic use. Generally, the evening rate for electricity is lower than the daytime, so an electrician can suggest when the solar panels are at their peak production. If more solar panels are needed, they can install them accordingly. 

Early Identification
Proper maintenance can help avoid future issues, but electrical problems can happen anytime. Experienced electricians can inspect cables, isolators (polarity, tightening, wiring termination, etc.), panels, and inverters. They can also perform a number of system tests to ensure it is functioning properly. Detecting issues early can help save funds and ensure the system works correctly. 

Post-Warranty Repairs
While most solar panels come with a manufacturer warranty, they generally expire at some point. Once the warranty has lapsed, experienced electricians can ensure the system still functions properly by repairing or replacing crucial components such as inverters. 

Solar panels come with many benefits, most notably lowering utility bills. Also, solar panels lend to utilizing clean energy and reducing fossil fuel dependability. To ensure the system is functioning correctly, experienced electricians are the best bet. 


State Electric Company is a leader in the electrification of the nation. Our highly educated and experienced team of professionals uses industry-leading software technology and has partnered with manufacturers to deliver affordable solutions for all your electrical needs. State Electric Co. is also an exclusive distributor for Enel X JuiceBox EV chargers for residential and commercial use. We are fully licensed, insured, and bonded to install charging stations for homes, offices, hotels, and more. With our extensive knowledge of renewable energy, our team provides customers – large or small – with efficient electrical solutions. Contact us today to learn how we can safely and affordably meet your energy needs. 

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