Solar Panel Cleaning

Why do I need to clean my solar panels? Solar panels work by allowing light into the solar cells. The more light that hits a panel, the more power it will generate. Due to the upwards angle of solar panels, they are more prone to bird droppings and a build up of dust and debris. This build up reduces the amount of light hitting the panel and decreases its output. Solar Panels should be professionally cleaned every 6-12 months to keep them running efficiently.

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Solar Panel Cleaning

Maintaining Your Solar Panels

We only use professional solar panel cleaning equipment and the purest deionized water when cleaning your solar panels. We never use any detergents or abrasives to clean solar panels as this degrades and damages them by adding buildup and scratches that affect power output. We don’t use metal objects or harsh abrasive products for removing caked on materials, scratching the glass on a solar panel can affect its performance because the scratches cast shadows over the solar cells. Solar panel glass is generally high quality so only clean deionized water and a little scrubbing will remove even the most stubborn grime. At San Joaquin Solar Panel Cleaning we use only pure, properly filtered water pumped through an extension pole with a SOFT brush attachment to ensure that no damage is caused to the glass and your solar panels are left sparkling, spotless and ready to produce as much energy as possible.

Full Service Pigeon Proofing

Humane removal of birds/nests on roof and under solar panels. Full clean and sanitization of bird feces build up on roof and under your solar panels. We use a galvanized steel wire mesh to close off the gap between your roof and solar panels restricting access to birds and other wildlife. We never use screws to install the barrier to your solar panels as this voids your solar panels warranty. Unfortunately this is something we see a lot in the field, we recommend always going with reputable contractors that are licensed bonded and insured and that also give a warranty on their work. Pigeon feces are highly acidic and can transmit several diseases. A build up of feces will damage your home and solar panel system. This buildup will also significantly decrease your solar panels energy production. We provide gutter clean out as well.

Birds sitting on solar panels on tiled roof of house, solar panels dirty with pigeon droppings.