Maintenance Tips For Solar Panels

Solar energy is cost effective and one of the best long-term investments you can make for your home.

The future of solar energy is bright. It has grown in popularity since many people have come to realize the negative impact of depleting non-renewable resources.

Maintenance is key when it comes to solar panels. Here are some pro tips on maintaining solar panels:

Solar panel cleaning

Over time, solar panels are exposed to dirt, weather changes, bird droppings, grime, soil, etc. Which solidify and are difficult to remove. Cleaning solar panels is a tough job and should be left to the professionals as there’s a real risk of damaging the panels. It’s also important to note that not having these panels cleaned affect their efficiency and prevent insolation. For maximum energy output, the panels need to be cleaned.

Our cleaners use Solar Maid PV cleaning solution to take care of our client’s solar panels. These products are non-abrasive and alcohol based, which means there’s minimal chances of moisture damaging the system. This cleaning solution provides a smooth and streak free finish, while it’s UV attracting compounds improve the output of the solar panel.  

house with solar panels

Prevent shading

Since location matters the most, technicians conduct a thorough assessment of the property before deciding on the installation site. They take into account any shade that might fall on the solar panels and make them less effective. However, over time, buildings may come up nearby or the trees in your backyard might grow and cause shading over the panels. Trim the branches to ensure your solar panels work well. If some new structure is built near your house, you might have to get the solar panels relocated to work efficiently.

Solar panel maintenance services

To ensure the system is working effectively, evaluate the system on an annual or biannual basis. Keep a track of the performance of the system to detect any major changes. You might need to call in a professional if there are discrepancies in the performance data.

Physically inspect the solar panels to ensure they are clean, free of fractures, moisture, and corrosion. If you do notice any damage on a panel, it might require a replacement.

Other aspects of the system that should be inspected include the cabling, junction boxes, fuse boxes, inverters, etc.

If you’re looking for a reliable service to have solar panels cleaned, get in touch with us at  Splash Window Cleaning and Solutions. We provide solar panel cleaning in the Bay Area along with other services like professional window cleaning and pressure washing. Contact us for more information at (415) 286-3115.


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