Solar Panel Cleaning

Unified Solar and Roofing provides a high-quality solar panel cleaning service that can help maintain your alternative energy source and keep it running for years to come. Your solar panel investment should save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. With professional cleaning, these solar panels can continue to provide the maximum amount of efficiency in creating renewable energy for your home or residential property.

Furthermore, solar panel cleaning falls under the category of preventative maintenance. With regular cleaning, small problems can be prevented from turning into big problems. Licensed solar technicians can determine if your solar panels need repair after a cleaning. We’ll work with you and your family every step of the way to establish a plan to clean and service your solar panels. Our experts can recommend new and innovative treatments that can keep your solar panel system in peak condition for the rest of its expected lifespan.

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Unified Solar and Roofing offers solar panel cleaning to remove dirt and debris

Why Should I Clean My Solar Panels?

Solar panels don’t typically require many repairs or much upkeep. However, they do need maintenance to keep them running at their best level for your and your family to enjoy all the benefits that come with owning a solar panel system. You want to cut your electric bills and avoid using energy sources that put out greenhouse gases, like coal and natural gas. But if your solar panel system isn’t operating at 100 percent, you may find yourself going back to traditional electrical sources more often.

Weather and animals can also bring dirt and dust that gets in the way of your solar panels’ proper function. These kinds of dirt that affect panels include:

  • Bird Droppings

    If you live in an area with many trees, or if you happen to be blessed with wildlife in your backyard, your solar panels might suffer from the consequences of bird nests and bird perches. Droppings can cause the most damage, especially to solar panel inverters. In some instances, solar panel owners found that bird droppings could stop the inverters from properly functioning. Catch it before it’s too late and schedule a cleaning today.

  • Air Pollution

    Dust and smog can cause heavy buildup on the glass covering your solar panel, preventing the silicon from absorbing the most sunlight possible during the day.

  • Dust

    If you live in places like the American Southwest, it is easy for a solar panel to collect dust and dirt in the wind that blows through the area. Even if you don’t live in that particular region, dust can find a way to build upon solar panel edges and impede sunlight. Normal rainfall might be able to wash away some of that dust, depending on your region. But even with rainfall, dust can cause your panels to lose their efficiency by around five percent.

  • Water

    If your solar panels have been placed at a flat angle, water can collect on the glass and leave behind mud and puddles of standing water. You might need your panels to be angled slightly so that water can run off, instead of leaving behind residue.

Solar panels that go without cleaning can lose up to 20 percent of their efficiency over time. Furthermore, dirt and animals can cause minor damage that could easily blossom into a large, expensive solar panel repairs.

How Often Should I Clean My Solar Panels?

Solar panels need regular cleaning, especially if you live in an area with many natural or unnatural pollutants in the air. Generally, experts recommend that you clean your solar panels at least once every six months to a year. However, if you start to see buildup before it’s time for your regularly scheduled cleaning, you should change the number of times per year they get cleaned. Our team of solar panel cleaning specialists can help determine the right schedule for you and your budget.

Our Solar Panel Cleaning Service Explained

Unified Solar and Roofing provides a vetted solar panel cleaning service that protects the integrity of your panels and removes all dirt and sludge from their framework. We use non-abrasive materials to avoid creating micro-cracks in the glass and ensure that no water enters the panel itself. Our excellent customer service provides answers to all your questions throughout the entire process.

Call today at (858) 382-4532 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate!