Posted on 12 September 2017
When you step outside and look at your roof, what do you see?
Hopefully, the first thing you notice is your solar panels. Now ask yourself: Are they sparkling and clean? If the answer is no you may have a slight problem on your hands.
It has been proven that the number one way to maximise the energy your solar panels produce is to make sure they are clean!
In a study conducted by Google, panels that were just 15 months old doubled their energy output overnight, just by being cleaned! And lets face it, Google knows a thing or two about technology.
So yes, apart from just making your roof look spectacular, there are considerable energy benefits to cleaning your solar panels.
Doing a clean of your solar panels once a year is a good way to improve efficiency, however with our drastic changes in climate in South Australia, twice annually may be a better idea.
More pollution is carried through the winter period, meaning Spring is a great time to give your solar panels a quick clean. Having said this, with our state being so dusty and dry the residue built up over Summer could also affect your energy efficiency.
Therefore a quick clean in the Autumn months could also do your solar panels a world of good.
Don’t worry this bit isn’t too tricky. Just follow our handy hints and tips below.
See? That wasn’t too hard! Cleaning your solar panels is one of the quickest and most effective ways to make the most of your solar panels and maximise your solar output, reducing your energy bills.
It’s all well and good having this fantastic product, but it’s best to make sure you’re using it to its full potential.
As we know, solar panels are a great way to save you money and the better they run, the more you save! Give your panels a quick and easy clean and really make sure they’re doing the best job possible for you.