Solar Panel Cleaning
Solar panel cleaning is the act of having professionals removing dirt and debris from the solar panel in order for the tool to be the most productive and take in as much light as possible. Sometimes a rainstorm isn’t enough to clean out the remaining debris, and a professional needs to be hired in order to have a solar panel back to its best shape. If you agree, then you’ll be glad to hear that we are the number one solar panel cleaning company in the Simi Valley area.
Please read on to find out more about our solar panel cleaning services:
Should You Worry About Cleaning Your Solar Panels?
The number one reason to prioritize cleaning your solar panels is because your solar panels need to be exposed to sunlight in order to produce power. Therefore, by being covered with dirt, debris, and whatever else, they will be less exposed to the sun and therefore be less efficient. Sometimes rain will be enough to keep the solar panels clean enough for them to work, but most of the time this is not the case. Every once and a while, your solar panels are going to need a more thorough cleaning.
How Do We Clean Solar Panels?
We follow a very simple process for cleaning solar panels. We’ll preferably pick a cool day or a cool time of the day to work on them, because as you are probably aware, solar panels can get extremely hot when they are exposed to the sun for so long. We’ll spray the panels down with water to remove the initial layer of dust and dirt. Then, we will use a spray bottle with soap and warm water to clean them thoroughly down including in all of the nooks and crannies so that they look as good as new. Finally, we’ll finish with a clean cloth and special solution, and then dry the panels. At this point, your panels will look just as clean as when you first opened them out of the shipping boxes.
Will You Lose Money By Not Cleaning Your Solar Panels?
It’s perfectly reasonable to assume that your panels will lose up to twenty five percent of their overall efficiency if they are dirty, which means that they will produce that much less power and therefore increase your utility rates. By spending money up front to have your solar panels cleaned thoroughly o as if they were as good as new, you can save a lot of money further on down the road.
How Often Should You Have Your Solar Panels Cleaned?
A good rule of thumb is to have your solar panels professionally cleaned at least once every spring after winter. This will then help them to be more efficient and to produce more electricity for the remainder of the year. That being said, use your best judgment. If your panels look excessively dirty and you think they need a good cleaning, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email.