Do solar panels really need to be cleaned?
Simply put, Yes. Dirt and grime can build up over time and block the sun light absorption by your solar panels.
Lets review how solar panels generate electricity for your home.
- A solar panel works by generating electricity when particles of sun light, or photons, hit electrons free from atoms. This causes the electrons to move. The flow of electrons is ELECTRICITY.
- Solar panels capture this flow of electrons and convert it into a usable electrical current (DC). This is done with a solar inverter or micro inverters, turning DC Direct Current into AC Alternating Current.
- After it passes the inverters the energy heads to your home’s electrical panel or switch board. Here electricity is dispersed through your house and to all of your outlets and electrical switches.
So the MOST crucial process in maximizing your solar panels is to let in more LIGHT.
Can rain clean my solar panels?
Kinda, Rain and snow are often the biggest culprits of blocking particles of light from the sun. Rain can wash away some of the loose dirt on a solar array, however; when rain falls it carries with it particles that are in the air. Similar to a dirty car a few days after its gone through a car wash.
Can I just rinse my solar panels with hose water?
Sort of, Rinsing a panel with hose water can help wash away the heavier debris, however; Utah has one of the highest concentrations of hard water (lots of calcium in the water) in the US. Even though you may rinse off the heavier dirt you will leave behind a collection of hard water that is even more difficult to clean than just dirt alone.
Trusted & Experienced
All of our service technicians have gone through a extensive background check and training. With every cleaning we use the same level of detail of our owers experience in the Dental field, namley; pricison and detailed.
Reliable & Fully Insured
We offer transparent communication as our technicians arrive and leave. Backed with experience and fully insured its our promise that our family of employees and you are in the best hands.
There are no contracts necessary, we offer one time cleanings, but also offer bi-annual and annual memberships at a discount. We also offer flexiable times so we can work around your schedule.
We guarantee our cleaning and maintenance services will protect and improve your energy production. If we don’t see a measurable difference, you will not be charged for the cleaning service.
Kalani did such a good job cleaning the roof and solar panels for me. He cleared out bird nests (fire hazards) and cleaned the roof of the bird mess. He got rid of the bird poop that filled the rain gutter. He affixed screens to keep birds from nesting beneath the panels and carefully cleaned my solar panels (12). Then, he soft washed the wall below and deck. The cost was reasonable. I’m so thankful I found this service. I’ll be calling him next spring. – Diana H.
What a great value to Utah!Such thoughtful and kind staff. Kalani was transparent with the whole process and explained things about my solar system that my installers didn’t tell me. Look forward to seeing you next year. -Hannah S.
I’ve had my solar system for 5 years and I was never told that it needed to be cleaned! Clear View took before and after pictures and showed me with a cool eletronic measuring device how much more energy I was generating after my panels were clean. -Melissa P.
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