Know when to clean panels
1. ELECTRIC BILL
Have you noticed your electricity bill creeping up? Did your bill start at $14 a 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.
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, and 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, 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.
4. 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.
For more information on Clean Solar Panels Hawaii, visit cleansolarpanelshawaii.com or call 808-454-7565 for a free estimate.
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