How To Clean Rooftop Solar Panels To Prolong Their Lifespan

How To Clean Rooftop Solar Panels To Prolong Their Lifespan

At DS Energy, we understand that investing in rooftop solar panels is a commitment to generating clean energy. To ensure your panels continue to generate optimal power and have a long and productive life, proper maintenance is essential. In this blog, we’ll provide you with valuable insights and tips on how to clean rooftop solar panels safely. And if you prefer to leave the cleaning to the experts, we’ll introduce you to our convenient Clean & Check program.

Regular Inspections

Thorough maintenance begins with routine inspections. By conducting regular visual inspections of your solar panels you can prevent efficiency losses from dirt, debris or shading from nearby trees and structures. You should also keep track of your solar panel system’s energy production. Sudden drops in energy generation may indicate a need for cleaning or repairs. Don’t forget to check your inverter to ensure it’s functioning properly, as it plays a crucial role in converting solar energy into usable electricity.

Safe Cleaning Practices

Before you start cleaning, it’s important to prioritise your safety and the safety of your rooftop solar panels. Ensure you have a stable ladder and the appropriate safety gear before conducting any work on the roof.

When Should You Clean Your Rooftop Solar Panels

Avoid working on the panels during rainy conditions and scorching hot days. Cleaning panels during the day risks thermal stress, burning yourself and soap evaporating too quickly. A cool, early morning or late afternoon are the optimal times to perform maintenance.

How To Clean Your Rooftop Solar Panels

Follow these steps for how to clean your rooftop solar panels:

  1. Turn off the solar panel system to minimise the risk of electric shock
  2. Use lukewarm soapy water and a soft brush
  3. Rinse thoroughly to remove all residue
  4. Let the panels air dry before turning the system back on

Solar Panel Protection & Cleaning Efficiency Tips

Use water sparingly during cleaning to minimise wastage, a bucket and sponge can be sufficient for most cleaning tasks. Avoid high-pressure washing, harsh chemicals and abrasive tools as they can damage the protective coating on your panels.

Discover Our Clean & Check Program

At DS Energy, we understand that maintaining rooftop solar panels can be challenging and time-consuming. That’s why we offer our exclusive Clean & Check program. Our experienced professionals will handle the cleaning, inspection, and maintenance of your solar panels, ensuring they operate at their peak performance. With our program, you’ll enjoy:

  • Convenience: We take care of everything, so you don’t have to worry about maintenance tasks.
  • Expertise: Our team consists of trained technicians who understand the intricacies of solar panel systems.
  • Optimal Efficiency: We guarantee that your panels will operate at maximum efficiency.
  • Peace of Mind: With regular inspections, we can identify and address potential issues before they become major problems.
  • Bird and Pest Proofing: Safeguard your panels from bird-droppings, nesting and pest-related issues.

Clean Your Solar Panels With DS Energy

To maintain your rooftop solar panel efficiency and prolong their lifespan, you can follow the tips mentioned above. Whether you prefer to roll up your sleeves and learn how to clean rooftop solar panels yourself or take advantage of our hassle-free Clean & Check program, DS Energy is here to ensure your solar investment is worthwhile. With our professional panel servicing, you can trust that your solar panels will continue to generate clean, green energy for years to come. Ready to give your solar panels the care they deserve? Get a quote today on our Clean & Check program for rooftop solar panel systems of any size.