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The lack of moving parts means solar PV is a low-maintenance option compared with other technologies, but systems cannot be forgotten about once installed. Keeping panels clean is an obvious requirement, but there are a host of other issues to consider, from overhanging trees shading panels to vermin damaging wires, all of which can dramatically reduce system performance and may go unnoticed without regular monitoring. “It’s amazing how many people don’t monitor system generation regularly,” says Bev Bambrough of Loughborough-based […]