If you have had your solar panels installed recently or if you have had them for a few months or even years, have you thought about having them professionally cleaned? You might think that with all the rain we get in the UK the dirt would be washed away but unfortunately that is not the case.
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solar panels to improve efficeiency
Unlike windows, solar panels (photovoltaic panels) on your roof need to have a clean and clear surface to ensure they are working at their maximum efficiency. The financial impact of a clean solar panel is immediate. More electricity produced by the solar panels means bigger savings direct to you.
The life expectancy of solar panels is about 30 years, so regular cleaning is very important. Because solar panels are on the roof and point skyward they will attract dirt, dust, soot, pollen, tree sap, bird droppings and if you live by the coast, salt crystals all of which create a fine layer of grime that reduces the effectiveness of the solar panels. From the ground your solar panels may appear to be clean, but up close you will see the grime that has built up from the dirt and pollution in the atmosphere.
One of the biggest problems that affects solar panels is bird droppings as they completely block the light getting to the photovoltaic cells reducing their effectiveness considerably. Bird droppings will remain for many weeks or even months if they are not cleaned.
Wood Cleaning Services do not use standard window cleaning tools or detergents because they will end up leaving soap residue and water spots as water on the solar panel surface dries. We use a water fed pole system that can reach the panels on your roof from the ground and a pure water system and a soft head brush attachment that will not damage your solar panels.
If you would like to recieve a quotation from Wood's Cleaning Services, please contact us on 07552 310054 or 07974 211798.