More and more often we see homeowners take the initiative to install solar panels on their roofs. The main reason is to save energy and cut down the electricity bill as mush as possible and people started realizing that. It is true that solar panel installation is a very good investment and you will reimburse it in a couple of years but maintenance is an essential part that follows after installation. A study by US National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that panels will lose close to 30% of their efficiency if not washed every year. We will mention here few techniques:
Get connected to the chimney with a roof harness and apply solution and scrub each pane with a sponge
If the roof is flat, you can go with squeegee and detergent to wash them the same way you wash your windows
Buy a ladder and an extension pole with a soft bristle brush and do it that way
Hire a professional company that is specialized in solar panel cleaning
Our latest customer from Brookline MA chose option #4 and we brought and set up our equipment right away. Service took around 2 hours because he had panels on both sides of the house. George also asked our technicians to clean lichen that was on the northern side of a lower roof and treat it with solution. We performed that task as well before we leave.
It doesn’t matter where you house I’m located in Massachusetts, you can always call HiCleaners for a free estimate to 781-333-8758.