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The benefits of cleaning your solar panels

The benefits of cleaning your solar panels
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Having solar panels installed in your home can bring an array of benefits, from having a more sustainable source of energy for your home, to providing an appealing feature that helps your property’s kerbside appeal should you decide to sell in the future. But some owners don’t realise that they do require a level of regular maintenance to keep their investment going further. Read on to find out the benefits behind keeping your solar panels clean.

Clean and green solar panels

Dirty solar panels don’t work as effectively as clean ones, reducing power generation by around 20%. This is because accumulation of debris on the surface creates shading and prevents sunlight reaching the panels, resulting in poor system performance, loss of efficiency and ultimately financial return for the owner and investor in solar energy. Regular cleaning of solar panels will make sure they’re generating as much energy as possible and working at their maximum output.

It’s easy for dirt to build up on surfaces. When it comes to your roof, airborne dust particles, sticky tree and plant sap, lichen, soot and bird droppings are just a few of the things that can contribute to this build-up of grime – and your solar panels are no exception. Not to mention, the better condition your solar panels are, the longer they’re likely to last.

Local experts

At KinKanDo, we’re always monitoring what experts in our industry are saying to ensure the best possible experience for our customers. As manufacturers state that dirty solar panels will result in a loss of output and may also affect your warranty, our regular, efficient cleaning services keep your solar panels working at their best by using state-of-the-art, pure-water solar panel cleaning equipment that is recommended by professionals.

Leading manufacturers of solar panels like Trina Solar and Panasonic also suggest frequent washing and maintenance of solar panels to keep them working at their best and eligible for warranty in their manuals and FAQs. 

Regular cleaning of your solar panels ensures a maximum output from your investment, maintains your warranty, saves you money in the long term and gives you peace of mind overall when it comes to your solar panel care.

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