The solar panels complement your
energy needs without causing any environmental damage. But the amount of power generated by the solar panels varies based on their size, efficiency and amount
of sunlight received by them. You can further install multiple solar panels to get more power output. Also, you have to consider simple
maintenance to optimize the efficiency and performance of these devices. Once
these panels are installed, their performance will be affected due to the grime
and dirt buildup. So you have to clean the solar panels at regular intervals to
optimize their capacity and make these durable.
You have several options to
determine if the panels need to be cleaned. You can climb onto the roof and see
if the panels have become dirty. At the same time, you can also avoid climbing
onto the roof by observing the amount of power generated by the panels. Once
you observe a significant drop in the power output, you have to clean the panels to
enhance their capacity.
Once you remove the solar panels
for cleaning, you must check these thoroughly to identify the cracks and
exposed wires. If you find any such defects, the same need to be fixed before
washing the panels. Based on your convenience, you can fix the exposed wires
and cracks on your own, or consider availing the assistance of a technician.
Now add a cleaning solution of your choice to a bucket full with warm water. You can choose from several streak-free cleaning solutions that will not cause any damage or harm to the solar panels.
The panels can now be washed warm water-and-cleaner mixture. While washing, you
must exercise some amount of care and remove the visible dirt and grime. You
can even scrub the panels gently based on the nature of the dirt and grime.
After washing the solar panels,
you have to dry these using a towel. However, you must remain cautious and
ensure that the panels are not being scratched. It is also a good idea to use a
chamois that are used for cars instead of using your normal towels.
The delicate nature of the solar
panels makes it essential to remove, handle and wash these without putting too
much of pressure. You can even consider using a harness or similar safety
devices to eliminate the chances of falling down. If you have installed several
solar panels, each of these has to be washed and dried individually to get maximum power