Why solar panel cleaning is required?
If you have a residential solar energy system. Then probably your solar panels are usually flat, slanted and on the roof of your house. So how often do you clean your roof? Most probably not often. Why is that? But you may say “Isn’t that rain is for?”. As well it applies the same for solar panels as well.
In most cases, you do not need to clean your solar system frequently, in that case. After all, anything that collects dirt from them, will be washed away the next time it rains.
There are times when it might make sense to clean up your solar system. If you have a lot of bird droppings on your panels. The rain will not be able to wash them easily, so it is a good idea to clean them. In both dry and humid climates, natural features, dust types, and location and inputs will have an effect.
In a study conducted in Spain, researchers estimated a decline in performance of only 4.4 percent after a dusty year. But the study revealed that the daily loss may compile up to more than 20% of the total cost in setting up the system.
Therefore, in a dry climate where the formation of dust is a major problem, the problem remains very simple. Lets for a while think about it. If the rain was an effective way to clean up, then why people would go to car-wash after a storm? With the wrong combination of dirt, a little rain may not clean anything. It can be just a basic ingredient that combines the accumulation of impurities in a slide type.
Why sometimes it’s cheaper, easier, and safer to call professional company workers.
Perhaps you have considered the variables involved, taken the resources you have, and concluded that cleaning your solar panels is not appropriate by yourself own.
For example, you may have noticed:
Your roof is too high or too slippery. Have physical limitations or you can just choose not to be the one doing all that work.
For many solar customers, professional cleaning can be a very important option. At that point, the obvious choice is to call the company that installed your panels first to ask if they offer cleaning services.
They should have information about your roofing material, square drawings of your solar panel, or photos or digital interpretations of how your solar panels are placed on your roof.
Armed with all that information, it should be very easy for them to give you an accurate estimate of the exact number by phone or at least point it out correctly.
Benefits of regularly cleaning solar panels.
Airborne dust particles, mosses, ashes and bird droppings can lead to the formation of soil on your panels.
The accumulation creates blurring and will prevent sunlight from reaching the cells. This leads to poor performance of the system. As well loss of efficiency and loss of financial return to the owner at the end of the day.
Some of the major benefits of keeping the solar panel maintained and clean are as below:
- It ensures high output.
- Saves cost.
- It increases the life you have invested.
- Permanently prevents module stains.