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How To Clean Solar Panels

Solar panels were once not as common for private homes, but now that they’ve become more and more accessible, there is a greater need for solar panel care! Solar panels are a great way to take advantage of sustainable energy and reduce electricity bills for your home, but you’ll need to make sure that your solar panels are clean and in tip-top shape to ensure that your panels are in great condition and harnessing the maximum amount of sunlight they can.

Here at Mobile Magic, we’ve created this blog that is full of tips to help you achieve your goals of keeping your solar panels clean all year round! Whether you’ve had solar panels for a few years, or you just installed them, or even if you’re considering getting solar panels, we’ll help you take care of them.

How (and Why) You Should Clean Your Solar Panels

1. Why You Should Keep Your Solar Panels Clean

The more light that hits the surface, the more power your panels can generate. When there is a build-up of dust, dirt, droppings, grit, and grime, it limits the amount of light coming into contact with the solar cells. Output drops and your conventional power usage climbs.

Keeping your solar panels clean will allow your solar panels to produce maximum energy, and in hand, your energy bills may lessen. Another plus of keeping your solar panels clean is curb appeal for your home! Rain will not clear away all build-up or stains, to which solar panels are susceptible, given their angled position.

Cleaning your solar panels is just a great way to take advantage of the sustainable energy from the sun. 

2. How Often Should You Clean Your Solar Panels?

Just like a house, solar panels can come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, and this can impact how often you’ll need to clean your solar panels. The weather is another factor that will determine how frequently your solar panels are washed. Depending on the amount of buildup your panels get, you may want to biannually, annually, or even do monthly cleanings for them.

If you live in an area with high pollen levels, extra cleaning may be necessary during the spring. If you live somewhere with frequent rain, you’ll want to clean your solar panels thoroughly to avoid the buildup of mud. You’ll want to do regular inspections of your solar panels to be able to determine when you should clean them and also to make sure your panels are in good condition.

3. Methods of Cleaning and Different Products to Use

There are many different methods of cleaning that you can use to protect your solar panels, as well as different products that you can use. These products can consist of different items such as sponges, gentle soap, soft bristle brushes, even vinegar, pressure washers, and more. 

Depending on the state of your solar panels, you may only need to wash your panels with a sponge, dish soap, or maybe even a pressure washer. When cleaning your solar panels, you’ll want to be sure that you’re using products that will thoroughly clean the dirt, grime, and buildup off while guaranteeing that your panels will remain in excellent condition. 

It is up to you to decide the method of cleaning that will work best for your panels!

4. Professionally Pressure Washing Your Solar Panels

Have you considered having your solar panels pressure washed? Many people don't realize that pressure washing is an option when it comes to cleaning their solar panels.

We know that pressure washing can be a hassle, especially when it comes to solar panels, so if you’re unsure of how to clean them, don’t have time due to a busy schedule, or a task like this is too physically demanding, we suggest looking to professional pressure washers to take care of your solar panels. 

Professional pressure washing businesses are more than prepared to wash your solar panels and will take great caution to ensure that your solar panels are thoroughly cleaned. Check out this blog to read more about hiring a professional pressure washer.

About Mobile Magic

Contact our expert team: we’ll make sure your solar panels are ready to capture the power of the sun — and put it to use in your home or business. We use commercial-grade cleaning chemicals in combination with our pressure washers and gentle brushes designed to not scratch or deteriorate glass on panels. Depending on how stubborn the surface is will determine the method used to clean it off. 

Mobile Magic provides reliable solar panel washing, as well as the removal of stubborn dirt, droppings, oil, and stains. Our pressure washing techniques, used in combination with gentle brushes and commercial-grade chemicals, ensure that your panels are protected during the cleaning process. And sparkling clean after.

Services Offered at Mobile Magic Include:

  • Pressure Washing
  • Outside Window Washing
  • Deck + Outdoor Furniture Cleaning
  • Solar Panel Cleaning
  • Roof + Awning Cleaning
  • Softwash
  • Concrete Cleaning
  • House Washing
  • Parking Deck/Lot Cleaning

Contact us today to learn more about our pressure-washing services for solar panels!