Simple Ways To Improve Your Solar Performance

  • Post published:September 6, 2023
  • Post category:Solar Power

Free helpful tips from your local solar expert – Vincent Selleck

Let’s get your solar system ready for summer with a systematic performance and maintenance check.

Vincent Selleck - Managing Director 888 Solar Tek
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Springtime Solar Activities while the Sun is in Virgo

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  • How well is your solar system performing?
  • Are there simple ways to improve its energy production?
  • Is your electricity plan providing you the lowest possible bill for your energy use pattern and solar generation?

Special FREE offer if you respond before the 24th September – Read on to learn how you can easily get your solar system ready for summer by following a few simple steps…

The Sun entered the sign of Virgo on the 23rd of August and will stay there until the 23rdof September, the equinox, when the length of the day and night are the same.

The practical and detail-oriented energy of Virgo offers a favourable influence for checking the performance and maintaining your solar PV system. Just as Virgo’s traits emphasize meticulousness and thoroughness, use this time to perform attentive inspections, monitor energy production with precision, and ensure every component is in optimal condition.

I hear you, life is so busy, and it is difficult to find time to get around to making sure your solar is working as well as it can, so here is a simple guide to steer you in the right direction. Harness the rage you have every time you see your power bill increasing to get through this easy-to-follow list (Virgos love lists!):


  1. Thorough Inspections: Embrace Virgo’s attention to detail by conducting thorough visual inspections of your solar panels and components. Look for even the smallest signs of wear, damage, or debris that might affect your system’s performance.
  2. Precise Monitoring: Utilize monitoring tools to keep precise track of your solar system’s energy production. Virgos’ analytical nature can help you spot any deviations or irregularities in energy output, enabling you to take timely action. If your WiFi router is new or you changed your password, you will need to get your inverter connected again to get your monitoring data working again.
  3. Check your inverter: Approach inverter performance checks methodically. Regularly review its data for any anomalies or errors and address them with the same precision that Virgo brings to problem-solving.
  4. Meticulous Cleaning: Apply Virgo’s meticulous nature when cleaning your solar panels. Ensure every corner is cleaned properly to maximize their efficiency. We can recommend a professional panel cleaner to help you if needed.
  5. Organized Vegetation Management: Keep trees and vegetation neatly trimmed to prevent shading issues. Trees grow quickly and every year there are more potential obstacles for the sunshine reaching your panels.
  6. Search for the Best Power Plan: Electricity retailers change their pricing regularly. Go to and enter your NMI number from your bill. This site will search all the electricity plans available using your own data from the last 12 months to find the best plan for your household.
  7. Consider Upgrading your System: Solar technology is always getting better. Your old panels and inverter will be losing energy every year. With power prices now favouring battery storage over export to the grid, you may find that the lower cost of batteries now provides an excellent return on investment and more energy independence during blackouts.

Remember that a well-maintained solar PV system can last for decades and provide significant energy savings, so investing time and effort into its upkeep is well worth it. If you’re uncertain about any maintenance tasks, consider calling us at 888 Solar Tek on 02 6688 4480 to arrange an onsite consultation.

We are offering a special FREE on site consultation if you call us while the Sun is in Virgo before the 24th September. We can help you understand how to check and maintain your solar system and how you can take control of your power plant.

Special Offers from 888 Solar Tek while the Sun is in Virgo:


  • Free WiFi reconnection with every on-site consultation.
  • Free panel clean with every new solar or battery system
  • 5% off all Sungrow Hybrid and Off Grid solar Systems and upgrades.

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Sungrow HV Batt

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Vincent Selleck - Managing Director 888 Solar Tek

Vincent Selleck – Managing Director
629 Binna Burra Rd Federal NSW 2480
PH 02 6688 4480
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Lic No. 334826C