Solar panels are great for the environment and your wallet, reducing the amount of energy you consume while also lowering your monthly utility bills. However, they still need to be regularly cleaned and maintained. Solar panel cleaning can be a hefty task, and many homeowners are unsure how to tackle it. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked questions we receive on cleaning solar panels:
When should I clean my solar panels?
Solar panels do not need to be cleaned as frequently as, say, your car. Nevertheless, dirt and debris can collect on the surface of your panels over time. To keep your panels working normally, you should clean them once every two years. While you can do this at any time of the year, it’s often best to clean them during March or April, just as it’s starting to warm up.
Why should I clean them?
As we said, solar panels do not need to be cleaned every month or even every year. However, they still need to be cleaned. The reason for this is because dirt and debris, specifically that of pollen and algae, will build up on the surface of your panels over time. The more pollen and algae you allow to pile up, the less efficient your panels will be. In fact, solar panels that are not regularly cleaned can lose up to 80% of their effectiveness.
Can I just clean them myself?
When it comes to actually cleaning solar panels, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Solar panels that are up on your rooftop can be difficult and dangerous for you to clean. Plus, professional solar panel cleaning services will have the appropriate supplies on-hand to wash away any pollen or algae without accidentally scratching your panels.
Here at MossBusters, our solar panel cleaning services are easy, affordable, and reliable. Our cleaning methods ensure that all pollen and algae are removed without leaving any scratches behind. To learn more, contact us today!