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At Lincs Renewables, we understand that maintaining the efficiency and longevity of your solar panel system is crucial for maximising your investment. One key component of your solar energy system that may need attention over time is the solar inverter. In this blog, we’ll explain why inverter replacements are sometimes necessary and how Lincs Renewables can help you keep your solar system running smoothly.


What is a Solar Inverter?

A solar inverter is a critical component of your solar panel system. Its primary function is to convert the direct current (DC) electricity generated by your solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity, which can be used by your home or business. Inverters play a vital role in ensuring your solar energy system operates efficiently and safely.

Why Solar Inverters May Need to Be Replaced

  1. Wear and Tear Over Time

Like any electrical component, solar inverters are subject to wear and tear. The typical lifespan of a solar inverter is between 10 to 15 years. Over time, components can degrade, and the efficiency of the inverter can decline, necessitating a replacement to maintain optimal system performance.

  1. Technological Advancements

Solar technology is continually evolving. Newer inverter models often come with enhanced features, better efficiency, and improved reliability. Upgrading to a newer inverter can help you take advantage of these technological advancements, ensuring your system is up-to-date with the latest innovations.

  1. System Expansion

If you decide to expand your solar panel system, your existing inverter may not have the capacity to handle the increased load. In such cases, replacing your inverter with a more powerful model can accommodate the additional panels and ensure your system continues to operate efficiently.

  1. Faults and Failures

Inverters can experience faults or failures due to various factors such as power surges, grid disturbances, or internal component issues. If your inverter fails, it can halt your entire solar energy production. Replacing a faulty inverter promptly is essential to get your system back online and generating electricity.

  1. Warranty Expiration

Most inverters come with a manufacturer’s warranty that lasts between 5 to 10 years. Once the warranty period expires, any repairs or replacements will be out-of-pocket expenses.


Signs That Your Inverter May Need Replacement

  • Frequent Faults or Error Messages: If your inverter displays error codes frequently or shuts down unexpectedly, it might be time for a replacement.
  • Reduced Energy Output: A noticeable drop in your solar system’s energy production could indicate that your inverter is not performing efficiently.
  • Physical Damage: Visible signs of damage, such as burnt components or corrosion, are clear indicators that a replacement is needed.


How Lincs Renewables Can Help

At Lincs Renewables, we offer comprehensive inverter replacement services to ensure your solar energy system operates at peak efficiency. Here’s how we can assist you:

  1. Expert Assessment

Our team of experienced electricians will conduct a thorough assessment of your current inverter and overall solar system to determine if a replacement is necessary.

  1. High-Quality Inverters

We provide a range of high-quality inverters from leading manufacturers. Whether you need a direct replacement or an upgrade, we have options that fit your needs and budget.

  1. Professional Installation

Our certified installers will handle the replacement process efficiently and safely, minimising downtime and ensuring your system is back up and running as soon as possible.

  1. Ongoing Support

We offer ongoing maintenance and support services to keep your solar system performing optimally. Our team is always available to address any issues and provide expert advice.


Regular maintenance and timely inverter replacements are essential to ensure the longevity and efficiency of your solar panel system. At Lincs Renewables, we are committed to providing top-quality service and support to help you get the most out of your solar investment. If you suspect your inverter needs replacing or want to learn more about our services, contact us today.

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Lincs Renewables carry out invertor installation, repairs and replacements throughout Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire – Lincoln, Waddington, Woodhall Spa, Horncastle, Louth, Manby, Tetney, Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Caistor, Market Rasen, Barton Upon Humber, Brigg, Scunthorpe, Hessle, Beverley, Swanland, South Cave etc.

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