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  • Writer's picturePaige Lundry

Cleaning Solar Panels

Cleaning solar panels is important to ensure that they are functioning efficiently and producing maximum energy output. Here are some steps to follow for cleaning solar panels:

Turn off the power supply to the solar panel system before cleaning. This will prevent any accidents or damage to the panels or the system.

Check the manufacturer's instructions or manual for any specific cleaning guidelines or recommendations for your solar panels.

Use a soft-bristled brush or a non-abrasive sponge to gently remove any dirt, dust, or debris from the surface of the solar panels. Avoid using any harsh or abrasive cleaning materials or chemicals that could scratch or damage the panels.

Rinse the panels with clean water to remove any remaining dirt or debris. You can use a garden hose or a pressure washer, but be sure to use a low-pressure setting to avoid damaging the panels.

Dry the panels with a soft, clean cloth or let them air dry. Avoid using any abrasive or rough materials that could scratch or damage the panels.

After cleaning, turn the power supply back on and monitor the performance of the solar panel system to ensure that it is functioning properly.

It is recommended to clean solar panels once or twice a year, depending on the level of dirt and debris buildup in your area. However, if you notice a significant decrease in energy output or efficiency, you may want to clean them more frequently or have them inspected by a professional.

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