HOW to Clean Solar Panels

We have top of the range solar panel cleaning kit and know how to clean solar panels on a professional basis.

We know how to clean solar panels on a roof safely and often without the need to walk around on your roof. We do not use any detergents or abrasives to clean solar panels.  We use an environmentally friendly, organic solar panel cleaning fluid. This solar panel cleaning fluid has been used in other countries that have had solar panel arrays for many years. Our solar panel cleaning tools are the best available in the UK marketplace. Our solar panel cleaning techniques and cleaning fluid are tried and tested.

We can clean solar panels on ground-mounted solar farm sites, solar arrays on roofs of commercial & farm buildings and of course residential houses. Very rarely do we need to walk on a house roof to carry out solar panel cleaning, eliminating risk of damage to your roof. Armed with our IPAF powered access licence, we are yet to find a solar array at height that we cannot clean!  Feel free to contact us for a free quotation.

HOW TO Clean Solar Panels

How NOT to Clean Solar Panels

It is not recommended by solar panel manufacturers to use chemicals to clean your panels. Tap water and rain water will not clean solar panels sufficiently to keep them running at maximum efficiency. Using detergents to clean solar panels leaves a sticky microscopic film on the solar panel which actually attracts dirt and grime. Again, this will lead to your solar panels not running efficiently.

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HOW TO Clean Solar Panels

How Often Should You Have Your Solar Panels Cleaned?

It is recommended by solar panel installers that you should have your solar panels cleaned by a professional solar panel cleaning service every 6 months in rural and coastal areas and every 6-8 months in urban areas. These figures come from countries like Germany who have a similar climate to the UK, but have had solar arrays for a lot longer. Solar panel cleaning in the UK is following the same trends as Germany.

HOW TO Clean Solar Panels

How Much Does Solar Panel Cleaning Cost?

Solar panel cleaning costs vary according to the installation size and access. Clean Solar Solutions Ltd can provide you with a solar panel cleaning price estimate based on the installation size, but it is very useful for us if you can send a picture of the array which will enable us to give an accurate fixed solar panel cleaning price.  The cost of solar panel cleaning is also based on the frequency of cleaning.  For these reasons, each quote that we provide for solar panel cleaning is tailored specifically for you. Our solar panel cleaning prices do not outweigh the financial rewards that solar panel cleaning will bring. Typically, the money you spend on solar panel cleaning will give you at least a 110% return and that’s why you should keep solar panels clean.

HOW TO Clean Solar Panels

Solar Panel Cleaning Options

There are a few options available for solar panel cleaning. There is an automated spray system that regularly hoses down the solar panels. There is also a system that uses an electric charge to lift the dirt from the solar panels and there is even a solar panel cleaning robot! However, all of these systems come at an expensive premium, so the best tried and tested method in most circumstances is regular manual solar panel cleaning.  We offer both manual and robotic solar panel cleaning services.