A ‘green’ way to save electricity
With everyone in the family working or going to school from home, most electricity bills are rising. This is the time you need to make sure your PV system is working efficiently. Dirty solar panels can cause you to lose up to 25 percent of your system’s production. Look for the following signs that will indicate your solar panels need cleaning or system maintenance is required.
1. ELECTRIC BILL
Have you noticed your electricity bill creeping up? Did your bill start at $14 a month but now is back up to over $30? While you could be using more electricity, it could also be due to dirty or damaged solar panels.
2. PANEL DISCOLORATION
If you can see your panels from the ground and notice some discoloration, you may want to get your panels cleaned. Dirt, salt, bird droppings, mildew and road grime could be on the panels, blocking the sun’s rays from reaching the system.
Location is a big factor in getting your solar panels cleaned. Solar panels in areas that get sun later in the day, see rain more often or are close to the highway should get cleaned more often. Solar panels located in areas like Pearl City, Moanalua, Aiea, Nuuanu, Kailua, Kaneohe, Aina Haina, Wahiawa, Kaimuki, Manoa and Salt Lake should be getting their panels cleaned one or two times a year.
4. FLAT PANELS
Solar panels on a flat roof just collect water, and that causes mildew to grow a lot quicker. It also collects dirt or pollutants in the air, which blocks the sun from getting to your system and prevents it from producing as it should.
In addition, we do the following to make sure we keep everyone safe:
• All team members have been asked to social distance themselves when possible, the recommended 6 feet, to prevent person-to-person transmitting.
• All payments and invoices can be done online with a credit card at no extra charge.
• All team members are equipped with appropriate gear (like masks, gloves, etc.) if person-to-person contact is required.
Call Clean Solar Panels Hawaii at 673-6382 for more information and a free estimate.
To learn more about the company, visit cleansolarpanelshawaii.com.
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