Is solar panel damage covered by my household insurance?
By Rick Robinson at JLeaf, Mar 31 2015 09:15AM
31st March 2015
Wowser! 60mph gusts in Manchester and Cheshire today!
Yes, most household insurance policies will cover this damage. Look here: http://faqs.directline.com/help/home-insurance/solar-panels
If you've had storm damage to your solar panels, your entire system output and tariff payments will reduce.
Most solar installations are string inverter systems (where panels are connected in series like Christmas tree lights). The entire string of panels will only perform as well as the weakest link i.e. damaged or shaded panel. It's important to identify that weakness and resolve it as soon as possible to minimise the amount of kilowatts lost. Lost kw is lost income from your tariff.
We specialise in assessing damage, identifying panels that need replacing, sourcing and re-commissioning your system to get you back up and running in no time.
We can also replace a faulty inverter by working with the manufacturer on a swop out basis.
We can help, call us 0161 408 2401