DIY Solar Panel Cleaning: A Guide to Safe and Effective Maintenance 

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March 19, 2024

DIY Solar Panel Cleaning: A Guide to Safe and Effective Maintenance 

Every purchase requires maintenance, and maintenance demands your attention and effort. As a customer, you’ve made a significant investment in installing solar panels. While you may hesitate to incur additional costs for regular panel cleaning, we at Arise Solar, as responsible suppliers, aim to assist you in cleaning them yourself. However, it’s crucial to be cautious! Cleaning solar panels independently could inadvertently damage them, and many manufacturers/installers won’t honor warranties if the panels’ outer body is harmed. To safeguard your warranty, adhere closely to the installation guidelines. 

Cleaning Solar Panels is risky 

Cleaning solar panels poses risks. While rain often cleans them adequately, excessive dust accumulation may impede performance. In such cases, waiting for rain isn’t advisable; instead, consider cleaning them yourself. However, DIY cleaning involves handling electricity, water, and heights, presenting potential hazards. To mitigate risks, consider engaging a professional panel cleaning service. If you’re still inclined to proceed independently, let’s explore the process step by step. 

Step 1: 

Ensure to turn off your solar system. If you’re unsure about the correct procedure, reach out to an expert at Arise Solar for guidance. 

Step 2: 

Prioritize safety by utilizing a harness and refraining from walking on the panels to prevent microcracks. 

Step 3: 

Consider utilizing the easiest cleaning technique recognized for its simplicity and cost-effectiveness. Simply spray water onto the surface of the solar panel array. 

Step 4: 

Gently clean the panels using a soft bristle brush, followed by a smooth wipe with a cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals that could scratch the antireflective coating. 

Your solar panels are now sparkling clean and ready to Gear the sun’s energy efficiently! 

Caution: 

Cleaning solar panels on your own carry risks. If you’re uncomfortable with the whole cleaning process, don’t hesitate to seek assistance from a professional cleaning service. 

Contact Arise Solar on 1300 274 737  or https://arisesolar.com.au/contact/ to get more information about Solar Innovations.  

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