Residential Solar Panel Cleaning
For Your Home.
If you have solar panels installed on your home, at some point you
might find that they are producing less electricity than they did
when you first got them. This is not a sign that your solar panels
are wearing out, and it is probably not a sign that they need to be
repaired. The solution is usually a lot simpler than that – they are
just dirty from being out in the weather and they need to be
residential solar panel cleaning, you get:
More energy production
Check for damage
Longer life for your
No hassle for you!
Why do I need to have my solar panels cleaned?
Over time, dirt builds up on solar panels, just like anything else.
The wind carries dust and grit. Car traffic or airplanes overhead
cause a buildup of grime and oily residue. Leaves may blow onto your
solar panels, though of course most of the time your solar panels
will be installed far away from any trees so that they will not be
in the shade. Bird droppings may get on your solar panels. Pollen
can completely coat your solar panels in a green layer. Every little
piece of dirt that is on your solar panels casts a tiny shadow, and
in that spot your solar panel does not produce electricity. This
does not matter at all when there are just a few specks of dust, but
once the dirt reaches a critical mass, your solar panels are going
to produce noticeably less energy
How often do I need to clean my solar panels?
This all depends on where you live and how dirty your solar panels
get. If you live somewhere with very high pollen counts, you will
need to get your solar panels cleaned after pollen season. If you
live somewhere with a lot of traffic you will need to have your
panels cleaned more frequently. A good ballpark is to plan on having
your solar panels cleaned every six months, in the spring and the
fall. If you notice your energy production lowering between
cleanings, it would be a good idea to go ahead and get them cleaned
again. The cost of cleaning is low compared to the cost of buying
solar panels that do not produce at their max capacity.
What benefits are there of having it done professionally?
When you have your solar panels cleaned
professionally, you are also getting them looked at by solar panel
experts who can let you know if there are any problems you need to
be aware of or minor repairs you should take care of before they
become major problems. You also can rely on a crew with the proper
equipment instead of endangering your own life and limb climbing up
on top of your roof