Do your panels need cleaning?

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyRoofing

With many in the family working and going to school from home, electricity bills are rising. This is the time to make sure your PV system is working efficiently. Dirty solar panels can cause you to lose up to 25% of your system’s production. Look for the following signs that will indicate your solar panels need cleaning or system maintenance is needed.

ELECTRIC BILL

Have you noticed your electricity bill creeping up? Did your bill start at $14 a month but now is back to over $30? While you could be using more electricity, it could also be due to dirty or damaged solar panels.

BEFORE

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 and blocking the sun’s rays from reaching the system.

LOCATION

Location is a big factor in getting your solar panels cleaned. Solar panels in areas that get sun later in the day, get 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 to two times a year.

AFTER

FLAT PANELS

Solar panels on a flat roof collect water, which causes mildew to grow quicker. It also collects dirt or pollutants in the air, which blocks the sun from getting to your system and prevents panels from producing as they should.

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For more information, visit cleansolarpanelshawaii.com, and call 454-7565 for a free estimate.

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