Why it’s a Good Idea to Get Your Solar Panels Cleaned Before Spring
Solar panels are an excellent energy-efficient addition to homes. There aren’t many clean energy options available, and solar energy allows you to be able to use the sun’s rays to your advantage by converting them into energy.
The more sun your panels collect, the more energy that they produce. That’s a big reason that solar panels are tilted upward towards the sun. This also makes your panels more susceptible to all kinds of debris, leaves, bird droppings, dust, etc. For this reason, it is important to clean your solar panels before spring arrives so that they’re all ready to go during the seasons when there’s the most sunshine.
Solar panel efficiency is affected by dirt and dust accumulated over winter.
Solar panel efficiency refers to the amount of energy in the form of sunlight that can be converted via photovoltaics into electricity by the solar panel. In general, solar panels are between 15% and 20% efficient. If your solar panels are not cleaned properly, they can lose efficiency over time. Regularly cleaning your solar panels in general will help to extend their life time usage (they can last 20-25 years in some cases).
If you clean your panels routinely, they will stay in proper working condition which will help to preserve your warranty as well. Clean solar panels can also result in improved efficiency. It is reported that solar panels rise in efficiency 30% or more after a thorough cleaning.
Does rain clean solar panels?
Many people assume that their solar panels can be cleaned by the rain, but that isn’t true unfortunately. Though the rain can give the illusion that your panels are a little cleaner, in reality they probably have some form of a film on them. Contrary to popular belief, rainwater is not clean and it will leave behind grit and dirt on your solar panels that needs to be removed
Why before spring?
The reason it’s a good idea to clean your solar panels before Spring is because outside of the film or the dirt buildup, you must make sure that the falling peace and debris from trees, as well as snow don’t cause any long-lasting damage to your panels. At the close of winter it’s a great idea to remove any snow residue and fall leaves.
How do I clean my solar panels?
At Vision Property Services, we have so much experience with cleaning solar panels that you can’t go wrong if you choose us!
Our company guarantees your satisfaction. You’ll have solar panels that are like new and work at an optimal level. We never use harsh cleaners or brushes on solar panels, only highly effective cleaning techniques that deliver amazing results. Contact us today for a consultation.