How to Clean Solar Panels

How to Clean Solar Panels

Solar panel cleaning can be as easy as counting to three. It may not take three seconds to complete the cleansing process, but it is quite simple and effortless. Why clean solar panels? Keeping one’s Solar Home installation squeaky clean allows for optimal efficiency of each cell to generate more energy for one’s household. Here are Buskowitz’s 4 recommended steps to keep one’s solar photovoltaic rooftop installation spotless:

  1. Use a hose to wet each panel, allowing the dust to soften.
  2. Mop all dirt from the cell’s surface to the bottom most rack. This gathers all the soot and mud in one place.
  3. Dry the panel’s face using a portable windshield wiper, and be sure to polish with a downward vertical movement.
  4. After drying, wipe the muck to the side with a dry towel. This completes the steps!

 

How to Clean Solar Panels

 

Other tips to keep your panel clean:
  1. Use a high pressure water system to quickly spray off dirt
  2. The orientation of each panel matters. Request for your Solar Home system to be installed using diagonal mounting. This allows solar cells to be maintained and cleaned quickly as sediments will only accumulate at the bottom corner of each panel.
  3. Brush the inverter quarterly to keep it clean. Of course, dusting can be done as frequently as needed.
  4. Finally, one may also request for a Buskowitz Energy Operations and Maintenance team to help with their Solar Home system’s quarterly housekeeping.
General maintenance and upkeep of a solar installation is only a small fraction of what it’s like to invest in a Solar Home system. Learn more and better understand your solar panel installation with other tips from Buskowitz Energy.

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