What is the best way to clean solar panels?


The best way to clean your solar panels is to have them built with an automatic cleaning system so they never have a chance to get dirty in the first place. However, if you werent lucky enough to have purchased one on your initial installation, the best method for cleaning solar panels is de-ionized water combined with one of many panel cleaning brushes or machines. The right tool to clean your project depends on factors such as size, location, and budget. Scrubbing Solar offers all types of manual cleaning (brush, machine, robotic, etc.) as well as offers automated solar panel cleaning system installations for new and existing projects.




Is it worth it to clean my solar panels?


Yes! Not only do clean panels produce more energy (up to 30%), but if you don’t clean your panels, the dirt can accumulate and cause hot spots, which can damage your panels. In addition, neglecting to maintain your system may void your manufacturer warranties.




What is solar optimization?


"Solar Optimization" is defined as: The act, process, and methodology involved in making a solar system as fully perfect, functional, and effective as possible. From the moment your solar system is installed it is critical that you maintain the system properly by performing regular cleanings, maintenance checks, continuously monitoring the systems performance, and addressing any issues that do arise immediately.




Do solar panels need a lot of maintenance?


Every manufacturer has their own requirements for how to maintain their panels. Make sure to adhere to those requirements in order to protect your warranty. In addition, the cleaner your panels are, the more energy they produce – so thorough maintenance equals better performance.




How can I get the most out of my solar panels


The best way to make sure you get the most out of your solar panels is to maintain them with regular cleanings, monitoring as well as schedule a service as soon as any issues arise.




How often do you service solar panels?


It depends on your needs. We recommend regular cleanings in order to increase the energy output, but exactly how often you need to clean depends on a list of factors such as location. Contact us for a free estimate today.




Do panels need regular servicing?


Solar panels need servicing as soon as an issue arises. Except for when it comes to cleaning. In that case, the answer is yes – solar panels need regular cleaning. Dirt can accumulate on the panels, which significantly reduces the energy output. It can also cause hot spots, which can damage the panels.




What are O&M costs?


It depends on your specific PV system. Contact us today for a free quote, custom made for your projects.





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