Solar panels are a great way of harnessing the sun’s energy to generate electricity to use in your business or as a business and generate an income.

When they’re working efficiently they are great but many people ignore the advice of keeping the panels clean.

Why You Should Clean Your Solar Panels

If solar panels are never cleaned, the energy loss can be as high as 30% and therefore Solar Panel cleaning is something that should not be ignored if you want an efficient system.

To maximise the energy productivity from solar panels it is wise to have them professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Depending on location, the solar panels can become covered with traffic dust, pollution, leaves as well as birds droppings and general day-to-day dirt. With regards to bird droppings, if you have a problem with pigeons nesting upon your solar panels, you may want to look in to pigeon-proofing your solar panels.

How Often Should You Clean Your Solar Panels?

To help alleviate these problems it is advised to get the solar panels cleaned at least twice a year, but possibly up to four times a year, depending on the weather and the location of the property. They can be cleaned any time of year but we would suggest that the best time is between February and September because the days are longer giving you more sunlight and therefore providing you with more benefits than in the winter months. If you get the panels cleaned in autumn it is worth waiting for all the leaves to fall off the trees.

How Do We Clean Solar Panels?

There are several options when it comes to cleaning solar panels and all will help to keep the panels clean. The first and most expensive option is an automated spray system that hoses down the panels on a regular basis. Secondly and also expensive is a system that uses an electrical charge to lift the dirt away from the panels.

The majority of people choose the tried and tested method of manual cleaning. At LaddersFree we can carry out solar panel cleaning across the UK using our water-fed pole system or using traditional methods using a mobile platform.

We are an honest and reputable company with many happy customers. We work hard to maintain a high level of service, which is why we are one of the best out there and why our customers continue to use us year after year. Health and Safety are of paramount importance and we have been recognised for our standards with our Safe Contractor and CHAS Accreditation.  Last but no means least we can reassure you that we provide competitive prices for our solar panel cleaning service so contact us today for a free quotation on 0800 118230.