Did you know solar panels need to be cleaned?
That’s right! When solar panels are installed, that’s not the last time they should receive attention. Too often that’s the case, and most owners of solar panels don’t realize how much energy potential they could be losing by having dirty panels. Dirt can build up faster and in greater amounts than you might realize as well. Storms and wind happen, air quality can be bad, and before you know it, there's a layer of dirt built up. Just give it time too! Most people put in their panels and then don't touch them unless they need repair. That means that it can be months or years that they've gone untouched by a cleaning substance.
We have the best service for this in the Central Valley. We know how the weather can be here, and that with crop season and fire season added to the mix, there's all sorts of opportunities for them to get dirty. Solar panel installation can be a great addition to your home, and provide great alternative and cheap energy to keep your house powered year-round. Making sure to have regular upkeep of them is important, and cleaning should definitely be part of that!
Solar panels generate electricity by converting the sun’s energy into energy for your home, and clean panels play a part in that. If grime, dirt, bird droppings, or anything else is blocking a portion of a panel, it can impact its energy production. Not even a whole panel needs to be blocked for that to happen. The grime and dirt can have a variety of causes including weather, animals, birds, time, etc.
No matter what, an occasional cleaning of the solar panels is the best way to make sure they’re performing at their highest potential. That can be a tall task for most though. Most residential and commercial solar panels are on the roof, so getting to them and cleaning them safely can be difficult. Solar panel cleaning services like Valley Window Cleaners are a great place to go to make sure your solar panel cleaning is done safely and effectively.
Solar panels tend to have specific measures for cleaning as well, so the typical soap and water trick won’t do. At Valley Window Cleaners, we do solar panel cleaning right. We’ve got the experience and training with solar panels to know the right way to clean. The tools and training we have also help us do the job safely.
A service with expert solar panel cleaners helps you take care of your home or business’s alternative energy source without putting any stress or danger into it.
How often should they be cleaned?
Typically, the recommendation for solar panel cleaning is either annual or semi-annual. However, weather conditions or a drop in energy output can signal a need for more frequent cleanings. No matter what, it's important that they get cleaned on a semi-regular basis. It's good for their overall health and energy output, as well as their longevity.
You can call us out to conduct this service at your discretion or on a schedule. (559) 419-5400
At Valley Window Cleaners, we're the best solar panel cleaners around!