Get Your System Cleaned & Running Properly
Is cleaning your solar system really worth it? We think so. Our ag clients know that blowing dirt from tilling and harvesting can decrease panel productivity up to 20% or more. Notice a slight decrease in performance when monitoring your system? It's likely related to dirty panels.
How to Properly Clean Your Panels
If you’re in a dusty ag environment, please make sure and take standard preventative maintenance steps. We recommend washing panels three to four times a year under normal conditions and even more frequently during dusty drought conditions, particularly before the summer’s high utility peak rates. Only use water — no soap, no chemicals — and a brush and squeegee. Remember to squeegee in order to prevent hard-water calcium deposit buildup per the panel vendor's recommended procedures.
List of Local Cleaning Companies
We recommend a "panel" of cleaning services to our clients, depending on their location. Here are a few of the cleaning service providers we love to recommend to our solar clients:
San Joaquin to Merced County
San Joaquin to Fresno County
Clifford Mobile Solar Panel Cleaning
Dutch Boy Solar Shine
San Joaquin to Stanislaus County
“We’ve seen that dirty panels in the summer can drop production by 20% while electric rates are at their peak value – if your panels are dirty, you’re not saving as much money as you should be.”
- Amanda Johnson, Manager of Client Relations & Utility Interconnection