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Solar Panel Cleaning

Solar Panel Cleaning Services

If you’ve invested in solar panels, you’re likely reaping the benefits of clean, renewable energy, and enjoying the freedom from load shedding.  But have you ever wondered if your solar panels are operating at peak efficiency? The answer lies in a simple question: When was the last time you had your solar panels professionally cleaned?

Cleaning Solar Panels

Benefits of Solar Panel Cleaning

You might be thinking, “Do I really need to clean my solar panels?” The answer is a resounding yes! Here’s why:

Boost Efficiency

Spotless solar panels absorb more sunlight. Dirty panels can lose up to 20% of their efficiency.

Extended Lifespan

Regular cleaning prevents the accumulation of dirt, dust, and pollutants that can damage your panels over time.

Retain Your Warranty

Solar Panel manufactures require regular cleaning of solar panels with deionized water to uphold the warranty

Protect Your Investment

Solar panels are a significant investment. Cleaning them ensures you get the most out of your investment

Why Solar Panel Cleaning Matters

Solar panels are designed to harness the power of the sun, but they can’t do their job effectively if they’re covered in dirt, dust, or debris. Over time, this buildup can significantly reduce your solar panels’ energy output. Accumulation of dirt and bird dropping increases the risk of hot spots. You might be losing out on potential savings! Solar Panel Cleaning is a major part of maintenance to ensure maximum energy production

Why Solar Panel Cleaning Matters

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    At East Coast Industro Services, we take our solar maintenance services seriously. Our  solar panel cleaning process is not just about cleaning, it’s about revitalising your energy production. Our Cleaning process ensures:

    Spotless Finish

    We use deionized water to ensure a spotless finish, leaving your solar panels gleaming and ready to capture sunlight efficiently, improving efficiency between cleans

    Safety First

    Our trained professionals prioritize safety throughout the cleaning process. We use specialised solar panel cleaning equipment and follow safety guidelines to protect your panels and our team.

    Thorough Pre Inspection

    Before cleaning, we conduct a meticulous solar panel inspection to identify any issues or damages that need attention. This helps us tailor our cleaning approach to your specific needs.

    Gentle Cleaning

    We use a German designed solar panel cleaning system that effectively removes dirt, grime, and debris without harming your panels or the environment.

    27 Point Solar Inspection

    Upon completion of the solar panel clean, we conduct a 27 point inspection of your entire plant and provide you with a complete report

    Benifits of Solar Panel Cleaning With Deionised water

    Chemical Free Cleaning: Environmentally Friendly, zero risk of etching the solar panel glass

    Streak & Haze Free Finish: Maximise the sunlight absorbing ability for greater efficiency

    Helps prevent Potential Induced Degradation: Deionised water cannot conduct electricity

    Panels Stay Cleaner For Longer: Zero metal content reduces the surfaces ability to attract dust

    Helps reduce corrosion: Deionised water has no metal content, thus significantly reducing corrosion

    Our Compliance

    Safety First

    Operatives are fully trained at working at heights

    Fully Insured

    Third Party Liability Cover Against Claims

    COID Registered

    Compensation For Occupational Injuries & Diseases

    Medically Fit

    Operatives Are Certified Medically Fit

    Unlocking the Power of Solar: Your Essential Guide to Solar Panel Maintenance

    Why Rain Will NOT Keep Your Solar Panels Clean

    Think of your solar panels like your car’s windshield. Imagine if you didn’t clean your car’s windshield for six months—how clear would your view be? Over time, dirt and grime would accumulate and create a hazy layer.

    Even when it rains, the rainwater carries tiny dust particles from the air that settle on the surface once the water dries. When we use our windshield wipers, we only clean the central area, leaving the edges covered in dirt.

    Your solar panels face a similar situation because they’re exposed to the same outdoor elements. Just like the edges of your car windshield, the entire surface of your solar panels can accumulate dirt and reduce their effectiveness. This buildup blocks sunlight, which is crucial for generating electricity from your panels.

    To maximize the efficiency of your solar panels and ultimately increase your financial benefits, regular cleaning is essential. Rain alone won’t do the job because it can’t remove the stubborn dirt and particles that cling to the surface.

    Rain Cannot Clean Solar Panels


    Solar Panel Maintenance

    Maintaining the cleanliness of your solar panels is a critical factor in ensuring their peak efficiency. When situated on rooftops, solar panels are exposed to a range of elements, including water, chemicals, bird droppings, and tree debris. These external factors can significantly impact the effectiveness of your solar panel system.

    A compelling experiment conducted by Google underscores the importance of regular solar panel cleaning and maintenance. The findings revealed that the most effective way to enhance and preserve your solar panel’s efficiency is through consistent cleaning.

    Remarkably, this study demonstrated a nearly twofold increase in energy output when panels are properly cleaned and maintained. Fast forward eight months to their second cleaning session, and the solar panels showed a remarkable 36% boost in efficiency.

    Moreover, the research reaffirmed a crucial point: relying solely on rain to clean your solar panels is not a reliable strategy. If you own a solar panel system, taking the initiative to clean them yourself yields higher energy output, contributing to both financial savings and a more sustainable future. Don’t overlook the power of regular maintenance – it’s a key driver of solar panel performance.

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    Understanding Potential Induced Degradation (PID)

    PID, or Potential Induced Degradation, is a challenge that can slowly creep into your solar panels and arrays over time, potentially causing your PV (photovoltaic) system to lose its effectiveness.

    PID is caused by electrical fields in and around the solar panel itself. These electric fields are generally harmless but can be worsened when the surface of the panel is covered in an electrically conductive layer of dirt.

    Think of it like the difference between dirty water and pure water: dirty water lets electricity flow, while pure water doesn’t.

    What does this mean for solar panels? When the surface of the panel is dirty, it allows for interaction between these internal and external fields of the system. This interaction is the breeding ground for PID. Cleaning solar panels with deionized water is a cheap and effective way to prevent Potential Induced Degradation of solar panels.

    Choose East Coast Industro Services For Your Solar Panel Cleaning Solutions

    Don’t let dirty solar panels hold back your energy savings. Contact East Coast Industro Services today to schedule your solar panel cleaning service. It’s time to maximize efficiency, extend your panel’s lifespan, and trust in the power of clean solar panels.

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    Solar Panel Cleaning FAQ

    Does Rain Clean Solar Panels?

    Rain will assist in removing light dust from solar panels if they are not flat. However they are unable to remove the grime from solar panels. When last did you leave your car in the rain to get cleaned? Solar panels are exposed to the elements of dust and rain, day in and day out. They need to be professionaly cleaned

    Can you hose off Solar Panels

    Yes you can. Hosing solar panels regurlary is a great way to maintain your solar paels. You need to have them professionally cleaned at least once a year to ensure maximum efficiency and to retain your warranty

    Can I pressure wash my Solar Panels

    No. Pressure washing may be the ideal method for cleanng around your house , but pressure washing your solar panels will cause irreversable damage to them. Do not use pressure higher than municiple pressure from your tap. Rather hose them down and use a soft cloth to wipe them off.

    Can I clean my solar panels with soap?

    Using soap and detergents to clean solar panels leaves behind a light residue over time. Should you choose to use a soap, sunlight liquid will be your best choice, however ensure that  is diluted in water and is not soapy when cleaning your solar panels

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