Owning solar panels is a huge investment and requires solar panel maintenance to ensure your long-term benefits. Here are some tips for solar panel maintenance and solar panel cleaning.
Maintenance of solar panels
• Keep solar panels out of shade as energy production becomes inefficient when they are kept from absorbing any sunlight.
• Pay attention to the solar panels and make sure the inverters are flashing green lights. If they do not flash, you will lose money because they do not compensate for your electricity usage.
• Record daily performance to improve solar panel maintenance. Write down how much energy is produced each day at regular intervals and pay special attention to those cloudy dates.
• Monitoring systems help you see how much you are benefiting the environment and how much CO2 you are emitting into the atmosphere. They can also help you know how much you can benefit from the feed-in tariff scheme.
• If you do not have time to clean solar panels, you can install automated cleaners that work like sprinkler systems or schedule appointments with solar panel cleaning companies.
• Solar panels have no moving parts, they can rust or break, and do not require solar maintenance
Cleaning Tips for Solar Panel Cleaning
• Solar panel cleaning kits are very useful for cleaning solar panels. Inside the kit, you will find a biodegradable soap, a wiper, and a small brush or brush with a long handle. Mix the soap in the bucket with the water. Instructions are given on the bottle. Dip the brush into the bucket and begin to gently wipe the solar panels. You can use plain water or a soft brush to remove dirt and grime from the panels.
• Clean solar panels when they are moist or wet so they can easily wipe off any debris that may stick to them.
• Never use abrasive sponge or soap to clean your solar panel, as you may have scratches on the glass. The best way to clean solar panels is with a soft cloth or biodegradable soap.
• It is important not to use rough materials when cleaning solar panels, as they can be damaged and expensive to repair.
• If you clean frequently, you may be able to run a hose on the panels to remove any dirt.
• For your own safety and the safety of others around you, use a long wiper to clean the panels while you are on the ground.
• If you need to climb on the roof, take proper care that when you start cleaning, the roof will become slippery and slip down, so use safety ropes or harnesses for support.
• Always make sure that solar panels do not get dirty, as they can absorb sunlight well when there is no dirt.
• Many people ask if solar panels need cleaning. - The answer is yes. Depending on the panel you have, you may have weeks or months to clean the solar panels.