Why Clean Solar Panels? – Why you need a Solar Panel Cleaner
Why you need a Solar Panel Cleaner: Dirty solar panels mean less power output produced. It is important to regularly clean and maintain your solar panels with proper solar panel cleaning equipment to ensure they perform at their most optimum and to continually produce the best power output. Build up of dust, dirt and even bird droppings can drastically affect the efficiency of your panels and reduce their performance. Solar Energy Power Association notes that dirty solar panels can lose 20% of their energy output. Furthermore, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides evidence that the loss of energy can be at 25%. Recent university research (Duke University and Indian Institute of Technology) has shown that a dirty solar panel can even lose 50% of it’s efficiency with only a few weeks of dirt buildup.
Why rain water does not effectively clean your panels
A good example of why rainwater will not clean solar panels effectively is by looking at your own car windscreen. If you did not clean your windscreen with the wipers after a few months, how much visibility would you lose? If left uncleaned, the dirt and grime on your windscreen would accumulate. Even if it rains, the airborne dust particles in the rain will settle and stick to the surface of your windscreen after the rainwater evaporates. When we use our windscreen wipers, we clean the centre of the screen, but where the wipers do not reach, there is a film of dirt. The surfaces of your solar panels are in the same condition as the edge of your car windscreen because they are both exposed to the same environmental elements. This is why it is best to ensure you have the right Solar Panel Cleaner equipment to maintain efficient energy output of your solar panels.
What is the best solar panel cleaner solution?
The best solution is to use professional purpose built solar panel cleaning machines. Our SOLAR PANEL CLEANER line of equipment are the perfect fit. These machines are extremely versatile and fulfill the various requirements.
We offer small to large solar panel cleaners. Our smallest cleaning equipment is the HyCleaner Solar Panel Cleaner. This small piece of equipment is controlled via remote and is equipped with crawlers and a powerful rotating cleaning brush. The HyCleaner can clean panels at a rate of 1000 – 2000 square metres per hour.
Our larger solar panel cleaning equipment includes our two Mazaka models and one Pauselli branded Solar Panel Cleaner. These three machines are equipped with a very wide cleaning brush that can clean your panels with just one pass and can clean at a rate of 3700 – 4200 square metres per hour.
View our range of Solar Panel Cleaners HERE.