Start with a visual inspection
Before you begin cleaning your solar panels, inspect them visually for any cracks, chips, or other damage. This is important because cleaning damaged panels can cause further damage and potentially render them unusable. If you notice any damage, call a professional to repair or replace the panels.
Check the manufacturer’s instructions
It’s important to check the manufacturer’s instructions before cleaning your solar panels. Some manufacturers may recommend specific cleaning methods or products to avoid damaging the panels or voiding the warranty.
Choose the right time
Cleaning your solar panels should be done on a cool, overcast day or in the early morning or late evening when the panels are not receiving direct sunlight. Cleaning the panels when they are hot can cause the water to evaporate quickly, leaving behind streaks or water spots.
Use the right equipment
When cleaning your solar panels, use a soft brush or cloth and mild detergent mixed with water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that can scratch the panels or damage the surface. We recommend distilled water, this water doesn’t contain lime.
Cleaning your solar panels regularly can help maintain their efficiency and prolong their lifespan. Depending on the location and weather conditions, it’s recommended to clean solar panels once or twice a year. However, if you live in an area with high levels of dust, pollution, or bird droppings, you may need to clean your panels more frequently.
In conclusion, cleaning your solar panels is an important part of maintaining their efficiency and prolonging their lifespan. By following the manufacturer’s instructions, choosing the right time, using the right equipment, and cleaning regularly, you can ensure that your solar panels continue to generate clean energy for years to come.
Energia Solar Solutions provide this service and if you need your solar panels cleaned give us a call or send us an email with the request.