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Do Clean Solar Panels Make A Difference?
January 7, 2021
At BCS Cleaning Utah, we feel like cleaning anything is always a job worth doing, but cleaning your solar panels is particularly worth considering. After all, solar panels are specifically DESIGNED to spend their entire lives outside under the elements, contending constantly with beating sun, driving rain, aggressive hail, salt-laden snow and the rest. So does cleaning solar panels actually make any difference to their performance and durability?
The short answer is yes, it really does. And for some reasons that will make total sense as we explain.
Solar panels can get very dirty, which is no surprise when you think about their level of exposure and what they are exposed to – dust, grime and salt kicked up from nearby roads, bird or bat droppings, minerals (the main culprits in watermarks) left behind by evaporated rain and snow, and ice, rain and snow themselves
It may seem obvious, but a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system works best if it has completely unobstructed access to the sun’s rays for most or all of the day. Even something as seemingly inconsequential as waterspots left from rain or snow can have a big impact on the performance of your panels, while bigger spots, obstructions or (heaven forbid) damage can have a much greater effect that may be entirely disproportionate to their size.
Worse than simply being dirty and obscured, if a solar panel actually becomes damaged – either dinged, cracked or worse yet, shattered, by falling or blowing debris, it’s not just its immediate performance that can be impacted: it may need repair or even total panel replacement.
All these issues are fairly easily avoidable with a regular inspection and maintenance schedule. At BCS Cleaning Utah, we have been clambering over roofs and inspecting solar panels with magnifying glasses and cleaning equipment for the better part of the last decade.
BCS will take care of, not just the inspections and maintenance themselves, but also the schedule for when these are needed – we will let you know with reminders before coming out to care for your solar panels. This takes all the stress, uncertainty and hassle out of their maintenance for you, and makes sure your solar panels constantly operate at tip-top capacity.
If you want the hassle of solar panel maintenance and inspection taken care of for you, give the professionals at BCS a call today at 801 561 1730 to schedule your FREE solar panel inspection.
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