Guide To Safely Cleaning Your Business' Solar Panels

Guide To Safely Cleaning Your Business' Solar Panels

As more and more businesses turn to alternative energy sources like solar panels, it's important to understand the proper maintenance and cleaning techniques to ensure that your panels are functioning at their maximum capacity. At Alternative Energy Systems (AES) in California, we understand the importance of clean solar panels and have put together a guide to help businesses safely and effectively clean their solar panels.


Why Clean Solar Panels Are Important

Any dirt, debris, or buildup on solar panels can significantly decrease their efficiency and output. This not only impacts the effectiveness of the panels, but it can also lead to a decrease in your overall energy savings. By regularly cleaning your business' solar panels, you can ensure that they are operating at their highest potential.

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Prioritize Safety

Make sure you have the right equipment, such as a stable ladder, safety harness, and non-abrasive cleaning tools. It is also recommended to clean your panels when the sun is not at its peak to avoid potential burns and to have a partner to assist you.

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Preparing the Cleaning Solution

Using the right cleaning solution is crucial to avoid damaging your panels. Avoid harsh chemicals and opt for a gentle soap mixed with water. Gently clean the panels with a soft cloth or a brush with soft bristles.

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Rinse Thoroughly

After cleaning, make sure to rinse the panels thoroughly with water. It is essential to avoid leaving any soap residue on the panels as it can affect their performance. It is also recommended to dry the panels with a soft cloth to prevent water spots.

By following these simple steps, you can safely and effectively clean your panels and reap the benefits of your alternative energy system. For more information, or for maintenance and repair services, call our team at AES today!

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