Choosing a solar panel cleaner
Looking for the right solar panel cleaner can be a daunting task. With the solar panel cleaning industry growing rapidly, more and more companies are trying to capitalize on the opportunity.
Unfortunately, many people are not doing the proper research before cleaning their solar panels and can end up doing damage to the system.
Here are the questions to ask when looking for a solar panel cleaner.
DO YOU USE ANY CHEMICALS?
Most manufacturers recommend not to use any harsh chemicals while cleaning your panels. The chemicals can remove the ARC coating from your panels, and it’s costly to replace and can void your warranty.
DO YOU USE A PRESSURE WASHER?
Most manufacturers recommend not to use any high-pressure cleaning systems. Using pressure that’s too high can damage or break the glass that protects your solar panels. You shouldn’t need more than regular tap pressure to clean most systems.
DO YOU WALK ON THE PANELS?
All systems can be cleaned without walking on the solar panels. Walking on the panels can cause a crack in the glass or cause microfractures, which can reduce your system productivity.
WHAT TYPE OF BRUSH WOULD YOU USE?
Anyone cleaning solar panels should have the proper equipment. They should be using a specially designed solar panel water-fed brush with the right bristles, or a rotary solar panel cleaning brush. Brushes that are too soft (car wash brush) or aggressive (deck brush) will either not clean the panels properly or damage the panels.
A proper cleaning takes more than a Home Depot brush.
WHAT TYPE OF WATER DO YOU USE?
Just using regular tap water will leave hard-water spots on your panels. All of the minerals buildup can decrease the efficacy of your panels. It’s recommended to use deionized water or better.
Clean Solar Panels Hawaii has been cleaning residential, commercial and solar farm solar panels since 2016 and has more than 10 years of solar experience.
We only use the best equipment and stay up to date with the latest techniques. We have German solar panel cleaning brushes and solar panel coatings that no one else in Hawaii can offer.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 808-673-6382 or visit cleansolarpanelshawaii.com.