Should I wash off my solar panels?

Solar panels will become dirty over time. Typically, rainfall will serve as a consistent and effective method of washing the panels. However, in more arid climates where rainfall is minimal and dust storms are often an issue, it may be necessary to periodically rinse your solar panels.

How often should you rinse off solar panels?

Solar panel specialists have long debated how often they need to be cleaned, although most can agree that you should get them cleaned on average once every six months.

Can solar panels be washed with water?

Maintaining your Solar System

Solar panel glass is generally high quality so only clean reverse osmosis deionized water and a little scrubbing will remove even the most stubborn grime.

What happens if a solar panel gets wet?

Rain itself will have no effect on your solar energy system. Solar panels are waterproof, so moisture won’t damage them. And, in fact, rain is helpful in that it will wash off some of the dirt and debris that accumulates on the panels over time.

Can you pressure wash solar panels?

Use a Pressure Washer

Yes, their high reach and pressure makes cleaning large sections of solar panels much easier but doing so runs the risk of damaging the panels. So, never use a high-pressure washer to clean your panels!

Do solar panels need direct sunlight?

Solar panel efficiency will be best in full, direct sunlight, but solar panels in cloudy weather or indirect sunlight will still function.

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