Following the harsh summer months, many Coachella Valley residents view the approaching fall season as a sign to start prepping their yards and lawns for backyard barbecues, time with the family, and more. As part of that mission, many residents reseed their lawns in an attempt to grow back luscious, beautiful green grass just in time for our Coachella Valley’s outdoor season.
Now, you may be thinking, “What does this have to do with solar?” And we’re here to tell you!
While reseeding, at its core, is a simple but very long process, the act of reseeding itself can dirty the solar panels on your home, thus disallowing for them to generate optimal energy for your home. As many already know, a dirty solar panel can still generate energy from the sun, but dirty panels can cost you up to 15% of your total energy output every year.
So, what does this mean for you? It means that cleaning your Coachella Valley solar panel system following the reseeding process is crucial to your home’s energy production! Let’s jump into a bit more detail.
The Process of Reseeding Your Lawn (Simply Put)
To begin, it’s important to understand the difference between overseeding and reseeding, as it is unlikely that you will have to clean your solar panels following overseeding.
Overseeding: A person will oversee the portions of their lawn that are a bit thin and need to be filled in. In essence, overseeding thickens the lawn already present.
Reseeding: Unlike overseeding, reseeding occurs when the number of weeds outweighs the number of grass blades. In this case, the simple yet long process of reseeding is needed as a person is starting from scratch and producing an entirely new lawn using the following steps:
- Kill existing weeds and grass to prepare the soil.
- Select the type of grass seed you’d like for your lawn.
- Prepare the soil for reseeding. You may have to break up large clumps of dirt using a rake. This is important to ensure the seeds have room to grow.
- Spread the grass seed all over the area where you’d like to grow new grass.
- Fertilize the newly seeded areas right away.
- Water daily to promote growth.
- Tend to the new lawn as needed or desired.
As you can see, the process of completely reseeding your lawn is a long, drawn-out process that is also messy. As you begin to work the soil, you will notice a large amount of dust floating in the air, and, as we know, that dust will float higher and higher until it eventually lands on the solar panels located on your roof.
RenovaPLUS is Here to Help!
Due to this messy process, it’s important that you schedule a Coachella Valley solar panel cleaning appointment with our team at RenovaPLUS. Our team of solar experts can ensure your solar energy system is functioning at its highest capacity in order to generate more energy for you and your family!
Don’t give up on having a beautiful lawn. Just contact the solar cleaning team of the Coachella Valley and let us help you have the best of both worlds!