- How often do I need to clean my solar panels?
It depends on the location and weather conditions, but generally, once or twice a year is sufficient. In the Hunter Valley we reccommend twoice a year due to some of the local industries.
- Can I clean my solar panels myself?
Yes, you can clean your solar panels yourself, but is it worth the effort and the safety requirements? If you do choose to clean your panels yourself, please take care to do it safely, using a soft brush or cloth avoiding power washers or sharp objects.
- What if I have a rooftop solar panel system? Is it safe to self maintain them?
In that case, it’s best to hire a professional to clean them, as it involves working at heights.
- Is it necessary to have regular check-ups for my solar panels?
Yes, regular check-ups (at least once a year) are recommended to ensure optimal performance and detect any potential issues early on.
- What kind of maintenance do solar panels require?
Solar panels require regular cleaning, visual inspections for bird nests, rodents or animal damage, electrical issues, hot joints, fire risks and other safety issues, and checking for proper orientation and performance.
- How long do solar panels last?
Depending on the quality of the panels and equipment their typical service life is 10-25 years and most come with warranties ranging for this period.
- What is involved in a solar panel cleaning service?
Solar panel cleaning service is a service offered to clean and maintain the performance of solar panels. This service is necessary because dirt, dust, and other debris can accumulate on the panels and reduce their efficiency.
- How much does a solar panel cleaning service cost?
The cost of a solar panel cleaning service depends on various factors,factors, such as the size of your solar panel system, the location, and the level of cleaning required. On average, the cost of a solar panel cleaning service can range from $150 to $500.
- What do I do if I notice I have a cracked or damaged solar panel?
If you notice a crack or damage to the panels, wiring, batteries or inverter of your solar system. You should follow the isolation procedures and switch off the system immediately to prevent further damage or risk of injury to people. You should contact your service provider for inspection and repair.
- Can hail damage my solar panels?
The panels are made of a specific glass which is impact resistant, which protects it from the majority of small hail and impacts. Large hail can cause damage to solar panels and an inspection may be required following a weather event.
Solar Panel Cleaning Service
Servicing your solar system includes checking the efficiency and operations of your panels, including individually where possible, and a thorough check electrical components to ensure your home is not at risk from electrical elements. Servicing your solar system can increase the production of solar energy by a whopping 32%.