Photovoltaic Module Repair

Produce electricity again quickly through a PV module repair.

Solar panel repairs at a glance

Why are PV module repairs necessary?

  • Broken modules can easily and cost-effectively be restored through a repair.
  • When you opt for a repair, you won't change the structure or optics of your PV system. Everything will still be in original form.
  • Repairing the panels can be the most affordable way to restore a PV system. Especially when there are no replacement modules available.

What advantages are there to a SecondSol panel repair?

  • When you repair your solar panels, the measurements like length, width and frame height stay the same.
  • Technical specifications like power and voltage don't change during a repair.
  • The optics of a PV system are important. After a repair, the optics of your system stay the same.

Manufacturer-independent photovoltaic module repairs

Solar panels are all constructed in a similar way. This is a big advantage, as it makes repairs relatively easy. Without much trouble, broken bypass diodes, charred junction boxes, bent or cracked module frames or scratched backsheets from all types of solar panels and manufacturers can be repaired.

Repairs possible after:

  • Storm damages
  • Lightning and overvoltage
  • Snow pressure
  • Frost damage
  • Damages from animals
  • Material damage

Repairs possible for:

  • Broken bypass diodes
  • Junction boxes
  • Module frames
  • Backsheets
  • Module cables
  • Solar connectors

Module replication necessary:

  • Broken glass
  • Broken solar cells
  • Delamination
  • Other damages

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    Your advantages as a SecondSol user

    • Repairing solar panels – Send us your data sheet and if possible some pictures. We will take care of your repairs.
    • Transport - We organise the transportation of the equipment. Just send us your address and possible pick-up times.
    • Reparairs / Acquisition – We are happy to repair your broken modules or purchase your used ones (including damages).
    • On-Site Service - You don't have an installer to dismantle and package your inverter? The SecondSol business network will help you out.

    You want us to repair your solar panel?

    • Request a non-binding quote for a PV module repair now.

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    Frequently asked questions about solar panel repairs

    Operators, installers and insurers request module repairs for different reasons. Damages are usually caused by the weather, by conditions like hail, storm, lightning or overvoltage.

    The type of damage is decisive, as not all kinds of damage can be repaired.

    • Broken diodes
    • Junction boxes
    • Module frames
    • Backsheets
    • Module cables
    • Solar connectors
    • Broken glass
    • Broken solar cells / microcracks
    • Damaged films / Delamination
    • Other damages like hotspots

    Modern cristalline solar panels are all relatively similar. Because of this, most solar panels can be repaired without a problem.

    This depends on the amount of modules and the kind of damage. On average it takes between 1 and 2 weeks.

    • Incoming goods inspection incl. creation of an ID number • Module unpacking • Visual check of visible damage (broken glass, cables or junction boxes) • Module cleaning • Module repair • Isolation test (wet leakage current test) after repair • Performance test (flash test) incl. documentation of collected data • Rapport incl. categorisation of modules • Module packing incl. outgoing goods inspection

    The costs depend on the number of modules that need a repair and the kind of damage.

    Processing fee: 20.00 €
    Amount 1-9 modules 10-50 modules 51-250 modules
    Exchange plugged diodes
    One diode per module 3.00 € 2.00 € 1.80 €
    Two diodes per module 5.00 € 4.00 € 3.80 €
    Three diodes per module 7.50 € 6.00 € 5.80 €
    Four diodes per module 9.50 € 8.50 € 8.00 €
    Exchange soldered diodes
    One diode per module 7.00 € 6.00 € 5.80 €
    Two diodes per module 10.00 € 9.00 € 8.80 €
    Three diodes per module 16.00 € 15.00 € 14.50 €
    Four diodes per module 20.00 € 19.00 € 18.50 €
    Exchange of junction boxes per module
    New junction boxes 41.00 € 37.50 € 35.00 €
    Cleaning per module
    Light soiling 1.00 € 1.00 € 1.00 €
    Average soiling 3.00 € 2.00 € 1.50 €
    Strong soiling 7.00 € 6.00 € 5.00 €

    When the module can't be repaired anymore, we can still help you out. We can help you find new or secondhand panels to use in your system instead, or we could replicate your old modules. Go to our solar panel replication