Lean, Mean, Green Panels
While some believe a good rain is all your panels will need, industry reports say that letting your solar panels get dirty with build up from everything including bird droppings to pollen may cause your panels to dramatically decrease in efficiency. Some statistics thrown around concerning dirty solar panels include a loss of 25-30% or even more. Of course a deficiency decrease also means that you solar payback period will increase.
Solar panel cleaning is required for optimum performance
The good news, of course, is that just because your panels get dirty doesn’t mean they’ll just stop working. However, experts agree that maintaining a regularly scheduled cleaning program is required for your panel’s optimum performance.
The Scudder Solar cleaning team
Our solar team at Scudder is experienced and skilled to handle any of your solar panel cleaning needs. We are fully licensed and bonded and use OSHA compliant equipment like body harnesses and safety ropes if necessary. Tile roof, metal roof, even slate, no worries, Scudder Solar’s experienced solar panel cleaning team will treat your system as if it’s their own and each technician is covered by worker’s compensation to give you the peace of mind you deserve.
If it’s so simple, why hire a professional cleaning team?
While cleaning solar panels is easy and fast, it does involve several risks and we do suggest that you have the panels professionally cleaned. Every year, there are thousands people who fall from roofs and ladders or face electrical shock and we don’t want you to become one of them. Injuries incurred from any of these things can be very serious and sometimes even fatal. Having your panels cleaned professionally twice a year (once in the spring after the rain has gone and then once again in the early fall before winter sets in), should keep your solar system in great working order for the next 25-30 years and keep you out of the hospital.
The benefits of clean solar panels
Clean solar panels are actually the #1 way to maximize energy efficiency and production but the benefits go beyond that. Keeping your solar panels clean, looking nice and working in tip top condition will also maintain your warranty and put the kibosh on dust, dirt, bird droppings, pollen, tree sap, leaves and pollution. Remember, dirty panels can show decreased energy efficiency as well as performance — sometimes up to 25-30%! Take care of your solar investment and keep those panels sparkling clean for a long life and years of service.