Solar panels work by allowing light into the solar cells and so the more light that hits a panel, the more power it will generate. Due to the upwards angle of solar panels, they are more prone to bird droppings and a build-up of general dust and dirt that does not wash off with just rain. This reduces the amount of light hitting the panel and thus reduces its output.
Cleaning improves the amount of energy created by up to 30%, sometimes much more for solar farms and commercial arrays.
An amazing investment, it is in your best interests to keep your panels well maintained so that you can experience the best Return on Investment that you can. Regular twice yearly cleaning means that you panels will be in the best condition they can be, potentially extending their life span by many years.
Many solar panel companies insist that to keep your warranty valid you must have proof of cleaning. This means that whilst it is debatably cheaper to clean your panels yourself (although not as effective as professional cleaning), it does mean that by doing this you are unable to prove that the arrays have been cleaned in the form of a company receipt etc. Therefore should something happen to your panels in the way of functionality, it can become a much more costly option
Everyone is guilty of being conscious of what others think about them. Solar panels might be on your roof but they are often visible from the ground and nothing looks worse than dirty panels littered with bird faeces and pollution. Cleaning panels leaves them shiny and reflective, especially in the sunlight.
Your peace of mind is extremely important to Direct Solar Care. We know that due to the panels being situated on your roof, you may not be able to access them to ensure there is no external damage. That is why panel cleaning can be very important to the maintenance process! If there is anything cracked or broken, snapped or out of place our technicians will be able to spot it and let you know immediately so that the situation can be rectified to avoid any further damage.