Solar Panel Cleaning
Boost efficiency by keeping your solar panels free of dirt and debris.
WHY DO SOLAR PANELS NEED CLEANING?
You can lose up to 33% of your solar efficiency from dirt on your solar panel. Keeping panels free of dirt and debris will allow your solar panels to absorb the maximum sunlight available and mantain the highest performance.
Keep your electricity bill low. Dirty panels are another type of shaded solar panels, and shaded solar panels produce less power. By cleaning your panels regularly you keep them running at maximum output.
Catch Electrical Issues
Getting your solar panels cleaned properly will ensure their long term health & production. Our solar technicians are trained to catch any issues with your system & help you fix them; we recommend adding a solar inspection during your cleaning.
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Does cleaning your solar panel make a difference?
Yes, and it depends greatly on the area in which your solar panels are located. If you live close to a highway, under lots of trees, or an area with lots of pollen, it can make up to a 4% difference in performance.
How often should you clean your solar panels?
On a system with a tilt greater than 20 degrees, winter snow will often clear the accumulated dust and dirt every winter. If you see grime after the winter that would be a good time to call. Or if in summer you see they are dirty and it has recently rained and they are still dirty, then you should definitely get a solar cleaning.
How much does solar panel cleaning cost?
A good solar cleaning job with an articulating brush with water jets and a top of the line filtration system to avoid streaks and stains can have a starting cost of $250; the final price will depend on the number of solar panels. Always ask your solar cleaning team what type of equipment they use for solar cleaning to avoid any damages or stains.
Can you get electrocuted cleaning solar panels?
Yes, you can get electrocuted cleaning solar panels. Solar panels should only be cleaned by trained and certified solar professionals. Turning off the system removes the AC current, but there is still live DC current in either the modules or the wiring. If there is a nick in the wiring from an install error, critter damage or age, the panel frames could be energized. If you touch them by hand or with a conductive tool you may get shocked.
Meet Your Local Solar Cleaning Expert Matthew Messer:
The PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification is considered the gold standard for PV professionals in the renewable energy industry, ,with an 80% fail rate for exam takers and only 2000 certificate holders worldwide. Recognized and demanded by organizations, the PVIP Board Certification validates competence to perform in the role of PV Installation Professional, which encompasses PV design, installation, operations, commissioning and maintenance.