Solar Panel Cleaning Services Chippenham & Swindon
Why Periodic Solar Panel Cleaning is Crucial
Professional solar panel cleaning for all types of PV installations in Swindon, Chippenham, Corsham, Melksham & Bath.
One of the key exterior cleaning services offered by WindowPayne is cleaning the tempered glass on top of photovoltaic (PV) panels, usually mounted on rooftops, to make sure they are unobstructed by an accumulation of debris or dirt that could reduce their energy output.
The efficiency of solar panels depends on their ability to absorb as much sunlight as possible. If the surface of the panels becomes “shadowed” with a build up of leaves, bird droppings, dust, pollen or any other form of pollution the sun won’t be able to penetrate fully into the layer of semi-conducting material (usually silicon) below the glass cover, which generates electricity.
Dirty patches on the panels can even cause hotspots that can be potentially damaging over time, reducing the longevity of the panels as a source of renewable energy.
Some warranties for solar panels actually require periodic professional cleaning to remain valid.