Today we are expanding on one of our previous posts about safety at home on solar panels and cleaning them. http://nvmypower.co.za/solar-safety-at-home/ Here is a more in-depth look on how to clean your solar panels.
Solar panels are luckily one of the few things that don’t need to be maintained on a regular basis. They don’t have any moving parts so you don’t have to worry about pieces breaking.
The only thing is that your solar panels need to be cleaned on a regular basis from debris and dust. This debris can cause your solar panels to not work as it should. When you clean your solar panels take utmost care not to accidently crack your solar panels, and be safety conscious when you have to access the roof with your ladder.
The best way to clean your solar panels is to take a garden hose and just spray them off. If you see your solar panels need a bit more than just a spray, you can wash it with a sponge or even a broom to remove more stubborn dirt. Most people use a power water washer to soak and spray the solar panels off.
Just remember when you want to clean your solar panels to do it either early morning or late afternoon. Never spray your solar panels off with cold water during the day because the cold water on the hot solar surface may crack the panels, and then you will need to replace it.
You can just check the wire connections for any open and exposed wires. With our hot weather and scorching sun in South Africa it’s recommended that you check your wire connections every 4 months and try to replace it every year, especially the wires that’s on the roof.
So call your sales person today so that they can arrange and or help you if you need help with the cleaning and maintenance of your solar panels.