Residential solar panel cleaning Honolulu
Hawaii leads the nation in roof top solar per capita. Especially on the island of Oahu. When you where sold your solar system its unlikely you were told there is maintenance involved, this is not a good selling point. But here you are 1 year later and your system is only producing at 75% of what it should be.
So why are you experiencing a loss? The panels convert the suns energy into electricity so the more sun that reaches the panels the more energy you produce. If Dirt, dust, salt water residue, bird droppings, and other environmental pollutants are on your solar panels it could be preventing sunlight from reaching the solar cells. According to the national Renewable Energy Laboratory, losses range up to 30%. A simple inexpensive solar cleaning will drastically decrease your loss.
Who should do the cleaning? We have seen many system owners get on a ladder and hose the panels down but this is not good for a number of reasons. Getting on a ladder should be avoided if you are not trained professional. Just hosing down a pane will only wash off about 10-30% of the dirt and leave hard water residue. The panels normally need a good scrubbing from a soft brush and a rinse from a pure water system.