Solar Panel Cleaning Service

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.

How Solar Panels are Cleaned

Cleaning solar panels is a specialised job – one which our trained operatives have been undertaking for residential and commercial customers across north Wiltshire (in and around Swindon SN1, Chippenham SN14, Corsham SN13, and Melksham SN12) and the city of Bath BA1 & BA2 since 2011.

Most manufacturers and installers of solar panels recommend that you don’t attempt to clean your array of solar panels yourself in a DIY job.

Its unsafe to climb on the roof to clean solar panels, and you could damage the cells and stop them working properly if you inadvertently scratch or even break them using abrasive tools or cleaning products. You could also potentially cause damage if you clean them when they are very hot.

Our WindowPayne Solar Panel cleaning team wear appropriate protective gear and follow safety guidelines, and we have all the correct cleaning equipment to enable us to clean the panels with soft brushes from ground level, using only purified water.

We recommend that you have your solar PV panels cleaned at least once a year, or more often if they are located in a particularly dusty area, or close to trees.

Online Quotation & Booking for Solar Panel Cleaning

WindowPayne has made it very easy to keep your solar panels sparkling clean and generating optimum power by offering an online quotation and booking system.

Just enter your postcode to start the process and find out if we cover your area. You’ll then be able to fill in the details about your solar panels – and choose any other exterior cleaning services we offer – before we give you a personalised quotation and set up a convenient, secure, contactless payment account for you. Then we’ll call you to arrange an appointment for carrying out a clean.

We prefer to clean solar panels early in the morning or later in the day during the summer months, when the sun is not heating up the panels too fiercely. If you book a regular solar panel clean it’s best to have it done during the cooler months.

Most of our clients schedule a regular seasonal gutter clean along with a solar panel clean. Don’t forget we also offer expert window-cleaning, conservatory valets, full exterior wash-downs and roof-line cleans in north Wiltshire and Bath. Refer a friend to us and you’ll both get a £25 discount voucher.