Solar panel installation in Marin County is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint, cut on energy expenses and increase the value of your property. However, to fully take advantage of what solar paneling can do for your home, you need to make sure the hardware remains functioning at optimal efficiency. To do that, the team at Suntegrity is here to offer you tips on solar panel care and maintenance.

Washing Solar Paneling

Solar paneling is unable to produce the desired energy when it is dirty. Thankfully, washing solar panels isn’t difficult to do. Over the course of a year, dust will settle on the solar panel equipment (especially with the little amount of rain received in Marin County). Additionally, debris from nearby trees will start to clutter and collect around the panels as well. Cleaning this area helps keep the panels running efficiently.

How to Wash the Solar Paneling

If you feel comfortable with climbing on top of your roof, you can wash the windows off with a gentle hose. If you don’t have a hose or it doesn’t reach this far up, you can use a soft, damp cloth on the panels. Just make sure to avoid added pressure and wash the paneling as you would a valuable car.

Take Advantage of Professionals

Going onto your roof can prove dangerous. This is especially the case if you have shingles that may move (such as clay shingles that are common throughout Marin County). If you are not comfortable going onto your roof, contacting a professional service is the way to go. Repower has a trained team to come out and clean your solar paneling. At the same time, the service technician can troubleshoot and perform any necessary routine maintenance on your solar panels. This way, you’ll always have a system running as smoothly as possible.

It is always recommended that you clean your solar panels at least once a year, if not more.

It is important to perform proper maintenance throughout the year following any solar panel installation in Marin County. By following these suggestions, you can increase the energy efficiency of the paneling while extending the life of the hardware as well. If you have further questions regarding solar panel maintenance, are interested in solar panel installation or have other questions in general, feel free to contact Repower Santa Rosa at your earliest convenience.