Keeping solar panels clean is always best because it ensures you are getting the most efficiency out of your solar panels.
If you are new to researching solar panels, cleaning your solar panels might be a new concept to you but it is imperative that they stay clear and clean at all times. The main reason solar panels need to stay clean is so that there is no barrier between the sun’s rays and your solar panels.
However, you might be thinking how do you clean solar panels on your roof? They’re all the way up there and I’m all the way down here.
Here is the best way to clean solar panels on your roof:
How to Clean Solar Panels
Fortunately, solar panels are self-sufficient for the most part. However, if your solar panels do need your attention by way of a cleaning, you might be losing between 15% and 20% of your energy efficiency. This is a lot, especially when the efficiency of even the best solar panels is around 22% of the total energy the sun is capable of producing. (So, you will still be running at 80% efficiency for what your solar panels are capable of, but that is still a big chunk of lost energy.)
Here are the steps to cleaning the solar panels on your roof:
In summation, solar panels usually only need to be cleaned once per year so this really shouldn’t be a big deal. If you are smart about what you are doing and use precaution to keep yourself (and your solar panel system) safe this should be an easy fix to a potentially expensive issue.