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Solar Panels: How Often Should You Clean Them?

PeriUrja explains how panels are cleaned and technologies used to get the maximum output from your panels.

In today's world, where the focus is shifting towards renewable sources of energy, solar panels have emerged as a game-changer. Harnessing the power of the sun, these panels generate clean and sustainable electricity that helps reduce our carbon footprint. However, did you know that the efficiency of solar panels can be compromised if they are not properly cleaned? In this blog post, we will explore the importance of cleaning solar panels for optimal performance

Dirty Panels gives Diminished Efficiency:

Solar panels work by converting sunlight into electricity. However, over time, dust, pollen, bird droppings, and other debris can accumulate on the surface of the panels, acting as a barrier between the sunlight and the solar cells. This layer of dirt reduces the amount of light reaching the cells, resulting in decreased electricity production. Our projects have shown that dirty panels lead to a significant drop in efficiency, ranging from 10% to 30%.

Panels wit dust accumulation.

Recommended Cleaning Frequency:

To ensure optimal performance, experts at PeriUrja, renowned for their 6+ years of rooftop solar energy maintenance experience, recommend 14-day cleaning cycle. This frequency of cleaning may vary depending upon factors such as the local climate, surrounding environment, and more.

Cleaning is actually Easy:

Contrary to what many people think, effective cleaning of solar panels does not require any specialized cleaning solutions. Clean water is sufficient to remove most dirt and debris. However, it is essential to avoid using abrasive materials or harsh chemicals that can damage the panels.

Clean panels= Clean energy

Freshly cleaned solar panels.

Maximizing Efficiency and Energy Generation:

Regular cleaning of solar panels not only improves energy generation efficiency but also prolongs the lifespan of the panels. By removing dirt and debris, you allow the panels to harness maximum sunlight, which translates to more electricity being produced. Additionally, maintaining clean panels reduces your dependence on electrical grid and save money on electricity bills.

In conclusion, ensuring the cleanliness of your solar panels is crucial for their optimal performance. Regular cleaning helps maximize energy generation, prolong the lifespan of the panels, and promotes sustainability. So, let's make sure our solar panels shine bright and continue to contribute to a greener and cleaner future.

New option: Sprinkler system

With IoT enabled sprinkler systems, you can automatically clean your solar panels everyday at a pre-set time. However, sprinklers cannot clean sticky dirt and bird droppings.

Sprinkler system for Solar panels.

Manual panel cleaning by water gun:

PeriUrja Maintenance team at work.

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