I’m an Arizona native and I am embarrassed to say I’m not sure if Arizona or Florida is considered the sunshine capital of the United States!
That said, Arizona certainly gets it’s fair share of sunshine! No wonder solar panels are popping up all over the place! And it makes sense, the cost to install solar panels is coming down, and it’s hard to argue with the positive attributes of solar electricity.
However, just like everything else here in our beautiful desert, solar panels get dirty! Our dust storms and haboobs certainly contribute to that, but so does pollution, leaves and bird droppings.
Unfortunately, over time all of this builds up on your panels and acts like a cloud blocking the sun. If the sun can’t reach your solar panels, you won’t be creating as much electricity.
According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, dirty solar panels won’t create as much power as clean ones. The loss can be up to 25-30% in especially dusty areas (can we say Phoenix!?!).
Cleaning solar panels on your own can be risky. If they are located on your roof, you have to deal with ladders. You can also quickly become frustrated with your soapy water drying out in the sun and heat.
Because Clearly Professional Window Cleaning has tools and techniques for cleaning glass in the heat and sun, you should contact us to clean your solar panels.