Solar Panel Cleaning

Boost efficiency by keeping your solar panels free of dirt and debris. 

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WHY DO SOLAR PANELS NEED CLEANING?

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Boost Efficiency

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.

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Lower Bill

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. 

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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.

Why our clients trust us: 

We had solar installed in 2016 and due to a reoccurring leak over our patio and our original installer needing 8 months to get to our house, we had NYSM complete the ...
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Ash
We had solar installed in 2016 and due to a reoccurring leak over our patio and our original installer needing 8 months to get to our house, we had NYSM complete the removal and reinstallation for us. The crew arrived early, worked very quickly without taking a break, and seemed to be really honest and nice. They left the roof and property in clean condition and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again if I’m in need of a solar service provider near me.
Matt and his team were very professional and affordable. The crew showed up to our house in Westchester in masks and put back up the system they had taken down ...
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Blake
Matt and his team were very professional and affordable. The crew showed up to our house in Westchester in masks and put back up the system they had taken down three weeks ago. They had us wait until our new roof had two heavy rains on it to be sure it didn’t leak before they reinstalled it which I think is very wise. If you’re looking for solar service provider, I would definitely recommend them.
Great solar service help. The guys worked quickly and efficiently. It took them the full day to remove our 55 panel system and they finished right before it started raining. When ...
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Lauren
Great solar service help. The guys worked quickly and efficiently. It took them the full day to remove our 55 panel system and they finished right before it started raining. When they came back to complete the reinstallation, which took two days, they put the array back right where it was and even blew the leaves out of our gutters. Good price and good communications for a solar service provider.
Great solar service help. The guys worked quickly and efficiently. It took them the full day to remove our 55 panel system and they finished right before it started raining. When ...
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Chris
Great solar service help. The guys worked quickly and efficiently. It took them the full day to remove our 55 panel system and they finished right before it started raining. When they came back to complete the reinstallation, which took two days, they put the array back right where it was and even blew the leaves out of our gutters. Good price and good communications for a solar service provider.
Matt from NY Solar Maintenance and Repair was lovely to deal with in every way. He was recommended by the company that acquired the firm that installed our solar array ...
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Catherine
Matt from NY Solar Maintenance and Repair was lovely to deal with in every way. He was recommended by the company that acquired the firm that installed our solar array a number of years ago. In the past year pigeons took roost under the array creating a mess on our property, and a nuisance to our neighbors. Matt was great to communicate with during our estimate process; his was the 6th we received for installation of a critter guard and removal of the pigeons.. From his depth of experience he was able to give us great information &  advice, then the best price, and ultimately a beautiful job professionally & promptly executed. This was a project that we would much preferred to avoid, but Matt made it better than we could have expected. I recommend Matt wholeheartedly and would contact him again if we ever had need of service related to our solar array.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Meet Your Local Solar Cleaning Expert Matthew Messer:

NABBCEP Certified, PV Installation Professional

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.

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