Why it’s essential to clean your solar panels.
Solar panels are designed to be as low-maintenance as possible, but it’s essential to the longevity of their lifespan to have them cleaned regularly.
But why is that? The solar specialists at Capture Solar wanted to shed some light on the importance of cleaning your solar panels so you can make the most of your new solar system.
Because of the upward angle of every panel, they are prone to collecting bird droppings and a build-up of dust and dirt that doesn’t wash off with the rain. When things collect on your panels, that’s less light that’s able to be absorbed.
Cleaning your panels improves their efficiency.
The more often you have your panels cleaned, the better they’re going to perform in the long run. Because the sunlight isn’t blocked from being absorbed by dirt, pollen, and bird droppings, your solar efficiency, absorption, and output are increased. The more sunlight your panels can fully absorb, the more energy they produce for your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q Does my warranty cover cleaning?
A No, your warranty doesn’t cover cleaning, but many solar panel manufacturers and installation companies require regular cleaning of the panels to keep the warranty valid. If you were to have problems with your panels and can’t show receipt of regular cleaning and maintenance, then your panels and anything that goes wrong may not be covered by your warranty. Cleaning your panels is the best way to ensure the ultimate protection for the life of your warranty. Capture Solar is the only true solar panel cleaning company in Texas that doesn’t also clean windows, which means we have the most advanced equipment specifically designed to clean your solar panels. Need commercial solar panel cleaning? Our state-of-the-art equipment and water system can clean over 500 panels without breaking a sweat.
Q Won’t rainwater keep them clean?
A Even after the rain, how often do you still need to clean off your car windshield? More often than not, correct? Even with rainwater alone, all of the dirt and grime that collects on your windshield still reduces your visibility. This is the same principle for your solar panels. Rainwater that collects on your panels traps the pollen, dirt, and dust in the air clouding the visibility of your panels. As a result, cleaning your panels maximizes the amount of sunlight that can be absorbed and increases your energy output.
Don’t listen to bad solar panel cleaning advice.
Cheap solar companies will tell you that you can effectively clean your panels with detergents, but the truth is you risk voiding your warranties and destroying the solar cells on your panels that way. Those companies aren’t solar experts like the team at Capture Solar. We only use deionized water and a non-abrasive high-end brush to give your system a premium wash.
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