How can you clean your solar panels?
Dirt, dust, and debris can cause a reduction of up to 12% in generation loss and would affect your overall savings. Hence, it is very crucial to clean and maintain the health of your solar system.
- Safety first! Always disconnect solar panels from the power supply before cleaning. Use sturdy equipment like a ladder or scaffolding for reaching the panels safely.
- Avoid harsh chemicals and detergents. Use a soft-bristled brush or sponge with mild soap and water. Rinse thoroughly to remove any residue.
- Always clean solar panels in the early morning or late evening to avoid the glass breakage.
- Create a regular cleaning schedule for solar panels based on location and climate. Clean at least twice a month, or more if in a dusty or polluted area.