Dust, water and leaves are some of the most common of the most common solar panel blockers that can reduce the efficiency of the panels. Although just a bit of dust might not have a bad effect, excess of it might reduce the efficiency of the panels significantly. If you are in an area with smog, dust, sand or dirt a thorough professional clean up once in a while is necessary.
Too many leaves will also block light from passing through causing an eventual loss of energy. Panels placed near trees or dustier areas next to main roads for instance have a lot more dust and dirt which will require frequent cleaning. Bird droppings is another issue ... far more detrimental than dust. The best way to ensure that your solar panels are cleaned properly is with professional help.
When is the most ideal time to get your solar panels cleaned? There is often more pollution during the winter making spring a good time for an annual cleanup. As compared to solar panels that are left untouched, the ones that are cleaned occasionally produce 3.5% and 5.1% more electricity.
At Conservatory Advice we offer a through solar panel valeting service. Our unique technique takes care of the algae and lichen spores apart from dust and grime. There is no unnecessary scrubbing involved that can damage the glass. We also polish the panels to make them anti-static to ensure that they remain cleaner for longer.
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