PureVision

window cleaning services

Solar

Why do I need to clean my solar panels?

Your purchase of solar panels represents a significant investment. Allowing solar panels to become dirty due to airborne particles, bird droppings, and tree leaves can greatly diminish your solar power output. In other words, you are not getting the production you paid to get. If solar panels are never cleaned you not only lose a significant amount of power, you also risk losing the panels. How much electricity do dirty solar panels lose?

While many factors impact solar power production in solar panels, experts agree that you will lose power. That loss may range as high as 25% in some areas according to the National Renewable Energy laboratory. Individual dealers have reported losses as high as 30% for some customers who failed to ever clean their panels.    

Won't the rain wash the dirt off the panels?

During the summer there may be long periods where it does not rain and the summer is when photovoltaics produce the most electricity. When it does rain some of the loose dirt is removed but more is deposited in its place. Some types of soiling such as that from birds will remain for many weeks and even months if they are not cleaned.

 

How is it done?

 

We clean Solar panel the same way we clean windows, using the reach and wash system. reaching hights of 50ft we can clean your roof panels from ground level so no ladders are involved.