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At Exterior Cleaning Solutions, we take pride in providing professional commercial and domestic solar panel cleaning to all areas of Northampton. Our solar panel cleaning process prioritises safety, using gentle techniques and equipment to remove dirt, grime, and even bacteria without causing damage. By investing in our solar panel cleaning service, you ensure that your solar cells are running safely and efficiently to guarantee maximum capacity.

Solar Panel Cleaning Benefits

● Increased Energy Output: Dirty solar panels can decrease their efficiency, and cleaning them can increase their energy output by up to 30%.

● Longer Lifespan: Regular cleaning of solar panels can help prolong their lifespan by preventing damage caused by dirt and debris buildup.

● Improved Appearance: Clean solar panels look better and can enhance the overall appearance of your property.

● Lower Costs: A clean solar panel system can reduce the need for maintenance and repairs, leading to lower costs over time.

● Lower Costs: A clean solar panel system can reduce the need for maintenance and repairs, leading to lower costs over time.
Overall, regular cleaning of solar panels is essential to ensure they are functioning at their most efficient and can provide long-term benefits for your property and the environment.
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Wide Coverage in Northamptonshire
We cover all of Northamptonshire and the Northampton area. Including but not limited to the beautiful area of Wellingborough and Leicestershire. Whether you need us to clean a solar farm, a mounted solar panel, or residential solar panels, we got you covered. Give our lovely team a call at 07307 358765 for a free quote.

How We Clean Solar Panels

Solar panel manufacturers base their figures on the performance of clean solar panels. At Exterior Cleaning Solutions, we know that dust, grime, and bird droppings will alter the performance of your solar panels. Our regular solar panel cleaning services will improve efficiency, increase output, and expand the panels' lifespan.

Here are the steps we take to clean the solar panels:

We assess the solar panels

We examine the solar panels to see all dirt, dust, bird droppings, and other contaminants affecting their performance. We value safety and use adequate personal protective equipment. Also, we secure all necessary safety gear if working at heights (safety harnesses on static lifelines). We will tailor an individual risk assessment and method statement (RAMS) to every job and complete it upon acceptance of your quote.

Before cleaning, we turn off the power to the solar panels for safety reasons.

We perform dry cleaning

We can clean roof and ground-mounted solar PV arrays as we have various cleaning equipment. We use brooms or soft brushes with long handles to dry clean the solar panels if applicable. Our soft brushes are specially designed to clean solar panels. We gently remove all loose dirt and debris to reduce water usage.

We employ wet cleaning

Our technicians are knowledgeable and adjust the cleaning methods to the surfaces. Over the years, we have managed numerous cleaning jobs and services (roof cleaning, fascia and soffit cleaning, jet washing, etc.), so our experience is rich. We evenly apply the cleaning solution using a low-pressure sprayer.

Purified water and regular solar panel cleaning

Manufacturers highly recommend not to use harmful chemicals or detergents to clean solar panels. However, they recommend solar panel cleaning with purified water; such cleaning should occur before winter and summer. We use purified water in our vans to pump along the hoses to the poles or the machines.

Untreated water is harsh and will leave marks on the solar panels. Such marks will attract dirt onto the solar panels, rendering the cleaning process useless. At Exterior Cleaning Solutions, we use purified water without minerals to clean the solar panels. We don't use harmful and abrasive chemicals or detergents; the cleaning process is eco-friendly.

We will gently use scrubbers or sponges to remove stubborn stains without harming the solar panel surface. We minimize water spotting with deionized water and use a soft, lint-free cloth to obtain a streak-free finish.

We perform a final inspection

We run a final inspection to ensure that we have removed all contaminants and that the solar panels are bright and spotless.

Follow-up recommendations and maintenance

We recommend our clients monitor and record the performance metrics of the solar panels before and after our cleaning services. Our technicians will be more than happy to give clients recommendations for follow-up maintenance and cleaning schedules to expand the performance and lifespan of their solar panels.

Contact Us For Reliable Service

Give us a call at 07307 358765 to enquire about our services. You can even get a free quote. Enjoy the best solar panel cleaning service in Northampton.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is it possible for solar panels covered in dirt to produce electricity?

    In reality, it is necessary to remove any debris from the surface of solar PV panels for optimal performance. According to the Solar Energy Power Association, solar panels covered in dirt can result in an energy output reduction of up to 20%. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory puts this percentage even higher at 25%.

    Are solar panels made to be self-cleaning?

    There's a common misconception that solar panels are self-cleaning and don't require cleaning. Some manufacturers offer solar PV panels with a hydrophobic coating, which works as a barrier and stops residue from building up to the surface. However, rainwater cannot correctly clean the panels as hard shading may remain. Professional solar panel cleaning services are much needed.

    How often should I clean my solar panels?

    Typically, it's advised to clean your solar panels every 6 to 12 months to sustain their productivity, efficiency, and efficacy. Nevertheless, the requirement for cleaning might vary depending on your location and the extent of grime and pollutants.

    Why can't I clean my solar panels myself?

    It is recommended that most homeowners hire a professional for proper solar panel maintenance. This ensures the best possible outcome. Attempting to clean the panels on your own without the requisite expertise can present a significant hazard,

    What access do you need to clean the solar panels?

    We only need access around your property; you don't even need to be home when we clean the solar panels. However, we need you to leave the gates unlocked. The pure water we use is from our tank, placed in a van. We will need a parking space within 30-100 meters of your property for the van. The space should be on the same side of your street. We will use extension poles from the ground level or from scaffolding to clean the solar panels on the roof.