SOLAR PANEL & ROOF CLEANING

Best way to clean Solar Panel:

Solar panels do not have any moving parts it is fixed, which is why there isn’t a whole lot of maintenance to take care of all things. However, cleaning is one aspect of solar panel maintenance that should not be taken lightly. In this article you will learn how to clean solar panels the right way.

How to Clean Solar Panel?

  • The first thing you want to do is to check with your solar panel manufacturer. They might have specific recommendations for cleaning.
  • Solar panels can become incredibly hot in sunshine. Either clean your solar panels in the morning/afternoon, or pick a relatively cool day.
  • Try using a garden hose first; that alone might handle the job. However, if a lot of dust and dirt has accumulated, you might need to give them a more thorough clean.
  • Fill a bucket or spray bottle with warm water and soap – no other special equipment is needed.
  • Clean the surface of the solar panel with a soft cloth or sponge. You do not have to clean the wiring underneath

Why Should you need to clean your Solar Panel?

We know that dust, dirt, pollen, bird droppings, and other debris can negatively affect solar panel efficiency.Google conducted a groundbreaking experiment at their 1.6 MW solar farm in Mountain View, California. They found that cleaning the solar panels was “the number one way to maximize the energy they produce.” Cleaning solar panels that had been in operation for 15 months doubled their output of electricity.

Google concluded that for flat solar panels, relying on rain alone is not an adequate way of cleaning solar panels.

Key Takeaways:
  • Bird droppings, dust, and pollution can all reduce solar panel efficiency.
  • Leaving your panels dirty will reduce solar output and thus increase your solar payback period.
  • You might need to clean more often if you are located in an arid region or near a pollution source, or if your panels are mounted flat.
  • Monitor solar output before and after a cleaning to measure its impact; adjust the cleaning frequency accordingly.
What does roof cleaning consists of?

Roof Cleaning is the process of removing moss, mold, mildew, and algae off your roof. Some roof cleaning companies offer roof snow removal, debris removal, limb/tree removal and some companies will remove pretty much anything Mother Nature decides to leave behind.

Is Roof Cleaning Compulsory:

A roof should be cleaned every two or three years, but you will know when your roof looks dirty or has moss or algae growing on it. Roof cleaning should not be a DIY job. Professional roof cleaners know how to clean roofs safely because they do it every day and will take all necessary safety precautions.

Contact us today to schedule your free solar panel & roof cleaning consultation – 925-818-4423.