Reasons to clean your panels

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: Energy

With everyone in the family working or going to school from home, most electricity bills are rising. This is the time when you need 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/ month and now it’s back up to over $30? While you could be using more electricity, it could also be due to dirty or damaged solar panels.


PANEL DISCOLORATION

If you can see your panels from the ground and no tice 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 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. 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.

FLAT PANELS

Solar panels on a flat roof just collect water which 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 producing as it should.

Contact Clean Solar Panels Hawaii by visiting cleansolarpanelshawaii.com or calling 808-454-7565 for a free estimate.

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