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Best Way to Clean Solar Panels


Cleaning solar panels is an essential part of maintaining their efficiency and ensuring optimal energy production. However, it's important to use the best methods and techniques to preserve the longevity of the panels while keeping the environment in mind

Cleaning solar panels is an essential part of maintaining their efficiency and ensuring optimal energy production. However, it's important to use the best methods and techniques to preserve the longevity of the panels while keeping the environment in mind.

One of the most effective and environmentally friendly ways to clean solar panels is by using deionized water. Deionized water is free from impurities that can leave residue on the panels, such as minerals or chemicals found in tap water. This helps prevent any build-up that could hinder sunlight absorption.

When it comes to physically cleaning the panels, a soft bristle brush is recommended. This type of brush provides gentle yet effective cleaning without scratching or damaging the surface of the solar panels. It is important to avoid abrasive or harsh scrubbing tools that can compromise their protective coatings.

To reach higher solar panels safely and efficiently, a water fed pole can be used. This tool allows you to clean from ground level without needing a ladder or scaffolding. The pole has a brush attachment at its end that dispenses water while you clean, making it easier to cover larger areas with less effort.

It's worth noting that no chemicals or detergents should be used when cleaning solar panels. These substances can potentially damage the surface, interfere with their performance, or harm nearby plants and wildlife if they run off into surrounding areas.

At Shine Solar Cleaners, we follow these best practices for cleaning your solar panels to make sure your panels stay in top condition while avoiding any negative impact on the environment. Regularly cleaning your solar panels not only maintains their efficiency but also maximizes their lifespan, ultimately leading to greater energy savings in the long run. Call us today for your free estimate (818)839-8831

 

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