On A Tilt
When it comes to cleaning rooftop solar panels, you should look to clean in a way that’s as safe as possible: on the ground. Purchase a long-handled non-abrasive sponge or mop, as well as a long-handled squeegee to dry up afterwards.You need to set aside a time in the day, such as the morning or early evening, when your solar panels are not hot. Alternatively, schedule cleaning to a day where you can expect cool or mild temperatures. This step is important to protect your panels, as cold water on the hot surface of the panels can result to thermal shock.
Before you clean, also make sure you turn off the system in its entirety.From here, you can get out your long-handled non-abrasive sponge, a bucket of warm water mixed with a mild detergent that you would use for your dishes, then wipe down your panels from a safe distance.
After this step you can hose down your panels, directing the stream onto the top surface of the panel itself and not the side or back of the panels, or the roof. Then use your long handled squeegee to dry your solar panels off, for a delightful streak-free shine.
On a Flat Level Surface
For a flat solar panel installation, or one that’s out of reach, it’s necessary to get onto the rooftop for solar panel cleaning.
Make sure you can conduct the cleaning safely and invest in a harness and rope to ensure you don’t fall off the rooftop. You will also need warm water, a nonabrasive sponge or cloth, and a squeegee.
If you don’t feel completely comfortable or prepared to conduct this task safely it’s always better to call a professional. This is as, on top of working at a height, you will also be working in wet and like more slippery conditions. It is also vital that you take care and not rush the cleaning, to ensure that you do a good job and don’t damage your solar panels.
By hiring a professional technician, you can assure your safety and an optimal clean for your solar panels. As well as the peace of mind that the person handling your solar panels will be equipped with all the equipment and resources to not do any damage to your property, and keep themselves safe.