Should You Clean Your Solar Panels?
Since rooftop solar panels get dirty because they are outside and exposed to endless environmental factors all day every day, then they have to be cleaned. There may be times when you wonder: should you clean your solar panels? The correct answer is: yes, if necessary.
Let’s go over various factors to consider before you clean your solar panels – or have them cleaned. These include solar panel cleaning method, weather, frequency of maintenance, cost, and safety precautions.
SOLAR PANEL CLEANING METHOD
There are a few correct ways to clean your solar panels because there are many different types and kinds of solar panels and they are all different. If you have a Solaric system, then you just have to call us and we will take care of your solar panel cleaning.
Rooftops are high off the ground, so it is best to have the professional solar installers or roof experts do everything that is roof-related, for safety purposes. Ensure that the personnel comes wearing complete Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Solar energy output is indeed affected by various factors, and this includes variations in weather and climate. On a clear, bright, sunny day in the Philippines, the system’s power graph forms a bell curve. Highest energy production typically happens around noon, when the sun is brightest. These are the times when the solar panels operate most efficiently. On the other hand, during cloudy days, solar panels still do work – since the rays of the sun still find their way to shine through the clouds and the rain. However, since sunlight is limited, then it follows that energy production is limited as well. The actual amount of electricity generated during such days is dependent on the density of cloud coverage. Thus, the solar panel system’s production is not as consistent and considerably reduced during cloudy days and rainy days. Rain can add dirt to the panels but the dirt is very minimal. The rain mostly does the work of rinsing and cleaning your solar panels. When it rains, you benefit from the water falling from the sky because it is doing the work for you.
WHEN CAN YOU DO IT YOURSELF?
You can clean your solar panels yourself in manageable situations, such as when the dirt or debris is mild and you can easily use a hose to clean the panels.
However, in unmanageable weather conditions, you are recommended to contact panel cleaning experts or your solar installers, and have them take care of the cleaning for you.
Otherwise, Solaric solar installers conduct annual cleaning and maintenance service for our clients’ solar panels.
Turning on the sun
At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.
Solaric is the leader in rooftop solar
Solaric has established its name across the renewable industry as a proven and reputable rooftop solar leader. Backed by decades of experience, Solaric has installed more than 50% of residential rooftop solar in the Philippines and has delivered significant cost reductions in electricity expenses, as well as milestone contributions to a cleaner, greener, and renewable future. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.
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