Maintaining your Solar Panels
You installed a solar panels on your home to save you money by offsetting rising electricity costs by generating your own power. Great for the planet, and great for your pocketbook! Finishing Touches will make sure you’re maximizing the return on your investment. According to a study by the University of Houston, unclean solar panels can reduce energy production up to 35% and cleaning is recommended every 4 months. Having your solar panels cleaned regularly not only saves you money by making sure they’re producing at top capacity, but it also protects your solar system and the manufacturer’s warranty. It is essential to have a trained, licensed and insured professional clean and maintain your system to avoid costly damage. From cracks in the glass to the seals between each panel, there are many risks when it comes to cleaning the solar panels yourself.
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We only use professional solar panel cleaning equipment and the purest reverse osmosis deionized water when cleaning your solar system. We never use any detergents or abrasives to clean solar panels as this degrades and damages them by adding buildup and/or scratches that affect power output. We don’t use metal objects or harsh abrasive products for removing caked on materials – scratching the glass on a solar panel can affect its performance because the scratches cast shadows over the photovoltaic (PV) cells.
Solar panel glass is generally high quality so only clean reverse osmosis deionized water and a little scrubbing will remove even the most stubborn grime. At Finishing Touches Cleaning services of St George, Utah. we use only pure, properly filtered water pumped through an extension pole with a SOFT brush attachment to ensure that no damage is caused to the glass and your solar panels are left sparkling, spotless and ready to crank out those kilowatts!
How Not To Clean Solar Panels
Solar panel manufacturers recommend against using chemicals or detergents to clean your solar panels as these leave behind a sticky microfilm that attracts more dust and grime decreasing their efficiency. Abrasives damage the glass and can even void the warranty of your solar panels. Tap water and rain will not keep solar panels running at maximum efficiency.
How Often Should You Have Your Solar Panels Cleaned?
To keep you solar electricity system working at maximum efficiency year round, we recommend quarterly cleaning. This ensures that everything is not only clean but in working order and free of pests. In areas with little dust, cleaning your solar panels every six months can be sufficient.
Efficiency Checks - We use only the highest quality pure reverse osmosis deionized water which provides environmentally friendly superior cleaning power. St George water is very hard at 340 PPM.
Birds - Rest easy knowing that birds, squirrels, and other pests are not nibbling your wires or nesting in your solar energy system. If they get cozy up there, they may move inside.
Panel Inspection - Careful, detailed visual inspection of your solar panel equipment prevents panel malfunction and keeps your solar energy system performing with high efficiency.
Schedule for a complimentary estimate best suited for your solar panels.
Committed to provide all of its customers with phenomenal results, we are local and have been around for over 30 years, a full service cleaning company that also cleans your house, glass, driveways, and so security checks when you’re not home. And will make recommendations at the time of your FREE estimate based on the location of your panels and any conditions that might create the need for more frequent cleanings. If you live in a high dust desert area, or near a freeway or in a major flight path, your solar panels are not performing at top capacity without regular cleanings. Ask for your 20% off first cleaning. And why not get a bid on your house and glass at the same time.