Shiny, Clean Solar Panels Work Better And Last Longer
Solar panels are becoming more and more common on rooftops in Tasmania and throughout Society. That’s because more homeowners are investing in solar panels as a way to lower energy bills and reduce dependence on energy companies. People in Tasmania know that solar panels can save money while still being good for the environment. Though, without regular solar panel cleaning and maintenance, they will lose efficiency. While reports on energy lost due to dirty or compromised solar panels vary, everyone agrees that clean, unimpaired solar panels work better than solar panels covered in dust, grime, bird droppings, or mildew. After all, solar panels rely on sunlight to produce energy. Sleek, high-tech solar panels were designed to capture the optimal amount of light. But if part or all of your solar panels are obstructed with dirt, grime, mildew or algae, the efficiency of the solar panels can be reduced. In Tasmania, walls and driveways usually receive the same moisture and sunlight as your roof. So, if you see mildew or discolouration on your home’s exterior walls, walkways, or driveway, your solar panels may also be dirty or covered in mildew. That means it is time to call us for a professional solar panel clean.
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The Three Solar Panel Cleaning Don'ts
If you have owned solar panels for at least six months, you are probably already experiencing decreases in their output.
Anything that prevents or restricts sunlight from entering the solar cells will reduce their capacity to perform at their maximum efficiency.
Salt, dirt, dust, grime, lichen, bird droppings and many other environmental pollutants can dramatically reduce the cell’s efficiency; so it’s very important that you establish and maintain a regular and effective solar panel cleaning program.
The more light that hits a panel, the more power it will generate. Due to the upwards angle of solar panels, they are more prone to bird droppings and a build-up of general dust and dirt that does not wash off with just rain. This reduces the amount of light hitting the panel and reduces its output. Solar panels are generally self-cleaning, but in particularly dry areas or where panel tilt is minimal, dust and other substances such as bird droppings can build up over time and impact on the amount electricity generated by a module.
Grime and bird poop doesn’t need to cover an entire panel to have an effect. This is where cleaning solar panels may have to be done. A good way to illustrate why rainwater will not clean solar panels is by looking at your car windscreen. If you didn’t clean your windscreen for 6 months, how much visibility would you lose? If left, the grime on your windscreen would accumulate and eventually ‘green’ over. Even if the car is rained on, the rain contains airborne dust particles that settle and attach to the surface after the rainwater evaporates. When we use our windscreen wipers, we clean the center of the screen, but where the wipers do not reach, there is a film of dirt. The whole of your solar panel is in exactly the same condition as the edge of your car windscreen because they are both exposed to the same elements. Visibility through your windscreen is lost due to the loss of light. Therefore, the same principles hold true for solar panel cleaning. It is very important to maximize the light getting into the solar panel and in turn, increase your financial reward.
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