Now how to best clean solar panels-Tips
The number of homes with solar panels keeps rising. They are therefore increasingly visible in society. By 2020, an average of one in eight homes already had panels on the roof; by 2021, that number will be even higher.
You just have to clean them, but how to do this?
More and more households with solar panels
More and more people are opting for solar panels on their homes. And, there’s something to be said for that too. The sun provides free energy, which reduces the cost of the energy bill, so there are no real disadvantages to solar panels. To ensure that the energy yield remains good, it is important to clean them properly once every five years.
You would also do well to check the solar panels for dirt a few times a year. Dirty solar panels can have a negative impact on the green electricity yield. What can you do now to keep them clean?
In this article you will read a number of useful tips!
Tip 1 – When to clean solar panels?
Solar panels are best cleaned in early spring, as the full solar season is still ahead then. The highest yields are achieved in the summer period based on the high number of sunlight hours. If you clean the solar panels when there is a lot of sunlight, you run the risk that the cleaning water will dry too quickly and leave stains or residue.
Tip 2 – Be alert for stains
Note! With a solar panel, be extra vigilant for stains, such as bird droppings, and try to remove them as soon as possible. These spots are seen as shadow spots on a solar panel, which can affect the yield. And you do not want that.
We do live in a country where the weather can be very unpredictable and a good downpour can also fall regularly. This is often enough to rinse your solar panels clean.
Tip 3 – Do not use soap
Never use soap to clean dirty solar panels! Sometimes people attack the solar panels with washing-up liquid. Don’t do this!
Almost all solar panels have a dirt-repellent coating. If you are going to use detergent, it can affect the coating. Instead, you can use tap water or organic detergent combined with a soft brush or sponge. It is also not an obligation to climb the roof yourself.
You can also leave the cleaning of the solar panels to a professional!
Do it yourself or ask for help
If you want to live sustainably and thus save energy, it is a good idea to clean the solar panels every year. Now I can imagine that you do not want to go up on the roof yourself. Yet it is important that it is done. If you can’t do it yourself ask for help to clean them.
Because after cleaning, they can do their best work again.
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