Cleaning Solar Panels – Tips to Do It Properly

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Cleaning Solar Panels

Solar panels on your property will occasionally need to be cleaned to keep them functioning and performing at full efficiency. Cleaning solar panels will improve their efficiency, durability, lifespan, and aesthetic appeal and may even be a condition of your warranty. 

The only way to ensure that your solar panels are clean is to perform the task yourself or hire a local solar company to do it for you.

Cleaning Solar Panels – Getting Started

There are several methods to clean your solar panels. Here are a few conceptual guidelines to help you get started.

When cleaning solar panels:

  • Use materials like soft sponges and scrubbers that won’t damage the panels and inhibit the performance of the photovoltaic cells.  
  • Do not pressure wash your solar panels! The high pressure can remove protective sealants and even dislodge the array. 
  • It’s best to avoid cleaning your panels during the hottest part of the day, as the temperature difference between hot panels and colder water could cause the panel to crack. 

Cleaning Solar Panels

Simply put, an effective way to clean your solar panels is similar to washing your car. Use a bucket of soapy water and a non-abrasive sponge to loosen dirt and debris. From there, spray the panels down with the hose very gently. However, you need to make sure not to use a high-pressure sprayer or even a high-pressure attachment on your regular hose; again, this can damage the solar panels.

If you want to use a cleanser on your solar panels, you can make one yourself with diluted vinegar. Many cleansers are too corrosive to be safely used on solar panels. However, a mixture of 50% white vinegar and 50% water will dissolve mineral deposits without harming panels. 

Should I Clean My Solar Panels Myself?

While these tips will help keep your solar array clean, many homeowners opt to have professionals routinely do it for them; there are several good reasons for this. For one thing, you might not be comfortable getting up on the roof to gain access to the panels. 

Also, many people would rather have a trained professional work on their solar equipment so as not to risk damaging their system. 

Of course, the time of year, the local weather patterns, and various environmental factors will determine how often your panels need cleaning, and local solar panel installers will be able to advise on this. 

If you are looking for an experienced Houston solar installer, look no further. Sunshine Renewable Solutions is your source for all things solar.

Contact us to get your free solar estimate today!

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Sunshine Renewable Solutions to Help Formosa Plastics of Point Comfort, Texas, Achieve Sustainability Goals

Formosa Plastics is a major producer of polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride resins, which are widely used in various industries worldwide. Recognizing its role in environmental stewardship, Formosa Plastics sought to collaborate with a reputable sustainability consultant who can provide solutions to reduce its impact on the environment.

Sunshine Renewable Solutions is a leading sustainability consulting firm that specializes in renewable energy and environmental sustainability. The company has a team of experts who help clients identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and implement sustainable practices through solar power.

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Sunshine Renewable Solutions proudly partners with a leading Texas-based plastic manufacturer, embarking on a groundbreaking initiative to fortify its commitment to sustainability.

By integrating solar energy solutions, we're revolutionizing their environmental impact. Our collaborative efforts aim to construct a robust solar infrastructure, harnessing renewable energy to power their operations efficiently.

Together, we're spearheading a transformative shift towards renewable practices, demonstrating how solar power can drive industrial progress while prioritizing environmental responsibility. Sunshine Renewable Solutions is honored to work hand-in-hand with this industry leader, fostering a brighter, greener future through the strategic implementation of solar energy solutions.

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Creating The Foundation

As the foundational step in our partnership, the construction of concrete piers for the solar panel structure marks a pivotal milestone in our solar energy initiative. These concrete piers serve as the bedrock of support for the entire solar infrastructure, providing stability and durability essential for the efficient functioning of the solar array.

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Precision And Accuracy Are Paramount

Our engineering team meticulously plans and designs the layout of the piers, ensuring they are strategically positioned to uphold the solar panel array's weight and withstand environmental factors such as wind and inclement weather. We adhere to industry standards and best practices to create a robust foundation that guarantees the longevity and resilience of the solar installation.

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A Solid Foundation

Environmental considerations are taken into account throughout the construction process, ensuring minimal disruption to the surrounding ecosystem. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond energy production to encompass responsible construction practices.

By establishing these concrete piers foundations, we are ready to start Phase 2, erecting the metal support bars. Enabling the subsequent installation of solar panels will power the plastic manufacturer's operations while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.

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