by PHL Council
We all know why we choose solar panels for our home or office but once they are installed, we often just ignore them and think they will always do their job.
Look out the windows of your home or office. If the windows are dirty, you will not see clearly and the warmth from the sun will not be as strong. Now, clean the window and see the difference. Did you know your solar panels also need cleaned in order to provide the electricity they were meant to provide?
Just with a little bit of dust on the solar panels, the panels are not performing properly. As a matter of fact, around 40 percent of the sunrays will not be able to penetrate through this small layer of dust. Just by keeping the solar panels clean, you will be increasing the output of the solar panels somewhere between 5 and 30 percent.
You can hire a company that will clean the solar panels, find products that you can use to clean your solar panels, or today purchase self-cleaning solar panels. If you hire another company, you may be spending as much on the cleaning project as you are saving with solar panels. If you do it yourself, you may find that some products require you to remove the solar panels before cleaning, which can be a huge task that you were not prepared to do. If you decide to clean your solar panels on your own, be sure to read the cleaning solution and purchase the proper equipment or you will be doing more harm than good.
If you are just having your solar panels installed, you may wish to opt for self-cleaning panels. This way you will not have to worry about cleaning the panels and you will never have to worry about the output of the panels.
Cleaning your Solar Panels is of critical importance.