Suppose you wanted a room in your home to be warmed by the sun. Would you cover the window with any window covering? Probably not. Even a lightweight, sheer drapery would hamper the ability of the sun to warm the room. The same holds true for your solar panels. If they have a coating of dust or leaves on them, they won’t be as efficient. They won’t be able to generate electricity for you as well as they would after being cleaned. You could lose as much as 30% of their efficiency if they aren’t cleaned regularly.
Another reason to have regular solar panel cleaning completed is to keep them in good working condition. If you neglect to have this done, you also run the risk of voiding your solar panels’ warranty. Even if the warranty has run out on your solar panels, you should consider regular solar panel cleaning to get the most extended life possible.
It is a common misconception that rain alone is enough to keep solar panels clean. If it worked that way, your vehicle would never need a carwash. Rain doesn’t clean off everything, and a film can be left behind. The only way to be sure your solar panels are clean is with proper solar panel cleaning.
One of the best ways to keep up with solar panel cleaning is to have it done by a solar contractor. At 3 Guys Solar, LLC in Orlando, Florida, we offer professional solar panel cleaning for the customers who have purchased solar panels from us, as well as those who obtained their system elsewhere. If you would like to know more about solar panels or our solar panel cleaning services, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.