How to clean and maintain your Solar Panels

How to Clean and Maintain Your Solar PanelsAs promised, here I am paying it forward – giving you the tips I got from Bob about cleaning and maintaining my solar panels. Perhaps you don’t know this, but it is important to keep them clean and well-maintained. Dirty solar panels tend to block the sun and stop solar panels from working properly. You can increase the energy output by at least 30 percent only by regularly cleaning them.

Here is how you can do that.

Materials

  • Water
  • Cleaning solution
  • Soft sponge or towel
  • Squidgy or other window-cleaning tool (optional)

How to manually clean your panels

First, you’ll want to make sure that you have safe access to your solar panels. For example, if your solar panels are situated on your roof, be sure that you have a method of securing yourself to the roof as you clean your panels so you to not risk personal injury.

Cleaning solar panels is very similar to cleaning glass windows; you’ll want to begin by coating the surface in water and your cleaning solution completely to loosen

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