The Coachella Valley solar panel installation experts at Renova Energy discuss how often you should clean your solar panels. Call today to learn about solar energy for your home.

Coachella Valley Solar Power for Home or Business

Whether you are installing new solar panels, moving into a home that already has them, or you’re getting ready for your first-panel cleaning, there are some important things to know about maintaining the health of your solar system. At Renova Energy, we live and breathe solar power. We understand that switching over to solar means independence and environmental awareness, so the following is our recommended best practices:

Let our team help you make the switch to a self-powered home, from knowing when to clean to a new installation of a solar energy system. The Coachella Valley solar experts at Renova Energy are here for your solar needs; contact our team today.

When to Clean Your Solar Panels

It is recommended that you clean your solar panels twice a year for maximum energy production unless you live in conditions that require more frequent cleaning, such as:

  • Living near a freeway, airport, or industrial area that emits pollution
  • Living in climates that get little to no precipitation causes an excessive pile-up of dust, foliage debris, sand, etc.
  • Living in areas where it often snows, creating heavy snow layers on panels

It is best practice to keep your panels clean to ensure maximum production from the sun. Pay attention to decreased power from your panels, as it may be an indication it’s time for a cleaning. Decreased efficiency is often a result of soiled panels.

How to Keep Solar Panels Clean

The best method for cleaning solar panels is simply with a pressure washer using filtered water.  You do not want to put any cleaning solution or chemicals on the panels.  If you do not have a pressure washer, you should apply water with a gentle brush to help scrub away any debris or sand buildup.  To avoid watermarks, use a squeegee to wipe away excess water. If climbing on your roof isn’t an option, call RenovaPLUS, who can provide this service for you with our own filtered water.

Upgrade to Solar with Renova Energy

Be prepared for power outages, make your home more energy-efficient, and save money monthly with solar panels and battery storage. Renova Energy installs a variety of solar panels and solar energy systems, so you can be sure that the panels and the system will fit your needs and the aesthetic of your home or business. Let our team find alternative energy solutions for you and your family.

Contact Renova Energy today to discuss your solar power needs in Coachella Valley and receive a quote.

By Published On: August 3, 2020

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