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Reduce electricity cost with solar panel cleaning
In the same way a car loses value from the moment you drive it out of the showroom, so do your solar panels.
The difference being that solar panels don’t lose resell value, their output can drop significantly which then costs you more in your electricity costs.
The day you install your solar panels is the day you’ll get the best performance out of them. Beyond that point, performance can go downhill though not as quick as many make you believe.
It can take over 40 years to reach the bottom.
For some homes, it can be a lot less. Other than the hardware itself, the biggest factor that influences the performance of your solar panels is dirt.
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Do Dirt & Grime Really Impact Solar Panel Performance?
They sure do!
Dirt and grime that accumulate on your solar panels affect how much sunlight can reach the surface of the panel. This, in turn, affects how much energy your panels generate.
Most households benefit from getting their solar panels cleaned. But it’s not going to be the same for everyone!
The angle of your panels, the weather conditions in your area and the type of framing your panels have can all contribute to whether it’s worth cleaning them.
Let’s take a moment to look at these factors:
The Angle of Your Panels
Solar panels that lay flat must be cleaned on a regular schedule. They will accumulate dirt and grime with no way for these to wash away – even during rainstorms.
Instead of the water washing away the grime, it will pool on the surface of the panel and then dry up once the sun come out.
For solar panels on an angle, the situation isn’t so bad. Rain washes away most of the loose dirt and debris that can accumulate on the panels.
If you live in an area that has a lot of dust in the air and not much rainfall to wash it away, you may find your solar panels need more attention than others.
Rain is one of the best methods to keep panels clean, however not all areas get enough of it.
People in areas that suffer from dust storms or bouts of high wind can also find debris settling on their solar panels.
Solar Panel Framing
The last factor we’ll mention here is the type of framing on your solar panels.
If the angle of your panels is lower than 10 degrees, you may benefit from frameless solar panels.
These are the type of panel that has no metal framing around the edge. Instead, they are more like a sandwich.
Other names for these types of panels include glass-on-glass or double glass panels.
The lack of frame helps in two ways. The first is that there’s less debris that can build up under or around the frame And the second is that dirt and debris can be washed away more easily without the frame getting in the way.
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Been a While Since Your Solar Panels Were Last Cleaned?
If you want to maximise the efficiency of your solar panels, keeping them clean is one of the easiest things you can do.
Get in touch with our Burleigh solar cleaning experts today to find out how we can help with all your roof, gutter and solar panel cleaning needs!
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