Inverter Glitches Unveiled – A Guide To Mastering Solar Inverter Challenges

Welcome to the exciting world of solar energy! Embarking on the renewable energy journey is like stepping into a world of endless possibilities. As you harness the power of the sun and bask in the glory of renewable energy, it’s crucial to be well-prepared for any hiccups that may arise along the way. Inverters, the superheroes of solar systems, can occasionally face challenges that affect their performance.

Ensuring the seamless performance of your solar inverter is paramount. This comprehensive guide is your ultimate troubleshooting companion, featuring some common inverter problems, their possible causes, rectification steps, and when to call a qualified technician. Welcome to a world where solar energy shines, and Prime Radiant Energy Solutions Ltd. stands as your trusted partner for top-tier renewable solar energy solutions. Now Let’s dig in!!!

  • No Power Output: Picture a sunny day, but your inverter refuses to work its magic. Fear not! A faulty connection, blown fuse, or tripped circuit breaker might be the culprits. Simply check and secure your connections, replace any blown fuses, or reset the breaker for your inverter to awaken from its slumber. If the issue persists, it’s time to summon a qualified technician to unleash their expertise.
  • Low Power Output: As the sun graces your solar panels, the power output seems lacklustre. Fear not! Shading on solar panels or dirt accumulation might dim the inverter’s performance. Clearing shading and giving those panels a sparkling clean will let your inverter shine brightly once again. If this problem persists after taking the suggestion above, call a qualified technician now or better still contact Prime Radiant Energy Solutions Ltd.
  • Overheating Woes: Basking in the sun’s embrace, your inverter can sometimes get a little hot-headed. Overheating can result from excessive ambient temperatures or poor ventilation. Ensure proper ventilation or relocate the inverter to a cooler spot for its cool composure.
  • Inverter Error Codes: Decoding inverter error codes may feel like solving a puzzle. No need to panic! Internal faults, communication issues, or software glitches could be the reasons. When this happens, it is customary for many inverters to show a red  LED light indicating a fault. Just refer to your user manual for the code’s meaning, and reset the inverter accordingly. If the mystery persists, don’t hesitate to consult a qualified technician. We are also at your service here at Prime Radiant Energy Solutions Ltd.
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An error code on the inverter display
  • Ground Fault Error: Your inverter can detect a ground fault, signalling it needs attention. Fear not! Damaged wiring, water infiltration, or insulation failure might be the culprits. A thorough inspection, sealing water-tight spots, and fixing insulation issues can restore your inverter to solid ground.
  • DC Isolation Fault: Again, fear not, for this inverter fault is manageable! Ground faults in the DC circuit or damaged DC isolator switches might be causing it. Inspect the DC circuit for ground faults and replace the isolator switch if necessary.
  • Excessive Noise: If your inverter is humming a bit too loudly, it’s time to take action. Tighten internal components and secure any vibrating parts to restore tranquillity to your solar energy oasis. We recommend that you not attempt this all by yourself. Let qualified technician perform their wonders or Give us a call here
Inverter repair process
  • Inverter Shutdowns: Has your inverter become trigger-happy with frequent shutdowns? Overvoltage or overcurrent protection activation might be at play. Check for system overloads or voltage spikes and adjust accordingly. If you are unsure how to go about this, you already know what to do. Call a qualified technician!
  • LCD Display Malfunction: Fear not, deciphering display issues can be a breeze! Loose connections or a malfunctioning LCD panel might be the culprits. Secure connections or replace the LCD panel to regain visual clarity. Again, employing the services of a qualified technician might be the best option here.
  • Overcurrent/voltage and Undercurrent/voltage: All inverters are designed to operate within a certain current and voltage range. If the current or voltage exceeds or is below the inverter’s limits, it can damage the inverter or even cause a fire or cause the inverter to shut down to protect itself. If you experience any of these conditions, keep calm and switch off all power supplies (solar panels, batteries and AC power) into the inverter. Then contact us at Prime Radiant Energy Solutions Ltd. or any other qualified technician to look into it.
  • Reduced Efficiency: A dip in inverter efficiency may raise eyebrows. Regular maintenance and performance checks can rejuvenate your inverter’s efficiency, ensuring it operates at its best.
  • Inverter Communication Hiccups: When communication breaks down, no need to fret, for rebooting and reestablishing connections can rekindle the dialogue between your inverter and monitoring devices.
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Inverter panel components
  • Grid-Tie Challenges: If your inverter is a hybrid inverter (Read about Hybrid Inverters here) and you noticed it’s not charging your batteries when there is grid power, this could be an impedance issue. Aligning inverter settings with grid requirements can ensure seamless grid integration. But if you don’t know how to do this, call us at Prime Radiant Energy Solutions Ltd or any qualified technician.
    But if you notice sparks in your inverter or bring out real Fire? You could panic. We understand. But as a fact, this is not the time to panic. There are small but mighty soldiers in your inverters that we call MOSFET (Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor) that could be acting up. All you have to do is switch off all breakers you can see installed with your solar system. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FIX IT YOURSELF after all power to your inverter is switched off. Contact us right away or any qualified technician to have a look.
How MOSFET looks like (tiny components in nylon and on the table)

At Prime Radiant Energy Solutions Ltd., we take pride in providing top-tier renewable solar energy solutions. Our team of experienced technicians is well-equipped to handle any inverter-related challenges promptly and effectively. Trust us to keep your solar energy system running optimally and maximize your investment in clean, green energy. Trust our expertise to illuminate your path, and let us empower you to harness the full potential of renewable solar energy solutions.

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