How Often You Should Clean Your Solar Panels
Installing solar panels is a great way to utilize renewable energy and reduce your carbon footprint. However, to maximize their efficiency, solar panels need proper maintenance and regular cleaning. As a leading facility management company in London, EMP Facilities Management recommends cleaning solar panels every 4-6 months.
Why Regular Cleaning is Crucial
Over time, dirt, dust, bird droppings, pollen and other debris can accumulate on your solar panels. This buildup blocks sunlight absorption, reducing the amount of energy your solar system can produce. Studies show that dirty solar panels can lose up to 50% of their efficiency!
By cleaning off this grime, you can restore your panels to peak performance. The increased energy production also translates into higher savings on your electricity bill. It's a simple maintenance task that pays dividends.
Our Cleaning Process
Here at EMP Facilities Management, we use an environmentally-friendly process to clean solar panels without causing any damage.
Soft microfiber cloths gently wipe away dirt and debris and low-pressure rinsing removes stubborn grime. Non-abrasive cleaners break down deposits like bird droppings. Spot treatment tackles any remaining stubborn stains and we finish with a squeegee to clear all moisture. This thorough yet gentle process lifts dirt without scratching the panel surface. Your solar panels are left immaculate and ready to soak up the sun.
Maintenance Checks for Safety
In addition to cleaning the panels, our technicians will also check many things such as mountings and frames are intact, electrical wirings are undamaged, connections are tight and secure, no shading from overgrown vegetation, etc. We can troubleshoot minor issues immediately or advise you if any significant repairs are required.
Keep Your Solar System Running at Peak Efficiency
By scheduling a solar panel cleaning every 4-6 months, you can avoid costly drops in energy production. Your system will consistently operate at optimal levels, saving you money while harnessing clean energy.
As a leading facilities management company with over 30 years of experience, EMP has the expertise to properly maintain your solar panel system. Contact us today, to schedule an appointment. Keep your solar panels dust-free and shining bright!
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