Service & Maintenance
Solar PV Cleaning
Having a Solar Panel Installation installed on your roof was a brilliant investment, but in order to make sure they operate to maximum performance we recommend that they are cleaned at least twice a year. But offer contracts quarterly and monthly.
Unlike windows the panels on your roof need to have a clean and clear surface to ensure they are working at their maximum efficiency. If they are not at their optimum performance it means they are not producing the amount of electricity that they could be. On the roof and angled skywards the panels will attract dust and grime in a number of ways:
- Dirt & dust deposits in the air
- Bird and animal droppings
- Industrial pollution in the atmosphere
- Fumes from vehicles
- Pollens and leaves and twigs from trees and plants
- Moss and fungus
- In rural areas there may be fertilizer and pesticide chemicals in the air
- In costal ares salt deposits
- Dirt left from the weather e.g. dirt trapped in rain drops or blown on
These layers of dirt reduce the amount of light reaching the silicon cells under the glass surface and reduce the panel's effectiveness. A solar panel that has never been cleaned could be producing almost a third less power than it otherwise could be.
From the ground the panels may appear to be clean, just like your windows. Up close however you can see the grime that has built up from the dirt and pollution in the air. A more noticeable deposit that can be left on panels is bird droppings. These tend to completely block the light from areas of the photovoltaic panel and can considerably reduce its effectiveness.
There are many ways to clean Solar Panels but through experience and knowledge we recommend the pure water cleaning system as it is the safest and most effective method of fully cleaning the panels.
A fully trained operative will use a reach-pole system in which water-fed poles attached to soft filament brushes gently but effectively clean the panels. The water is chemical free and will leave no residue on the panel surface which can happen if soap or hard water is used.
Solar Panels need to be clean in order for them to operate at their rated capacity.
Please contact us 01782 562038 today for further information or to book a Solar Panel Installation Clean.
Prices start from £85 for up to 16 panels on a 2 storey building. Please contact us for a quotation if your system consists of more than 16 panels or your property is more than 2 storeys high.
Solar Care Package
Solar Care Annual Package
If you would like to make sure your Solar PV System is working to its maximum performance and take the stress away of organising Solar Cleaning and maintenance then the Solar Care Annual Package is for you. From just £134.99* a year you will receive the following benefits:
- 2 Solar System cleans (Every 6 months).
- A SAP desk top survey every 6 months to make sure your panels are generating the estimated amount of power.
- A full visual inspection of the complete installation including the panels, roof and inverter.
- A written report on the effectiveness and performance of your panels & inverter.
- 10% discount on any further renewable energy products you have installed by us.
- 10% discount with the Phoenix Group if you require a boiler service or new central heating system or even a new wet room.**
- £50 Voucher of your choice when you recommend a friend.
You do not need to have had your panels installed by us to benefit from this package.
Call us today on 01782 562038.
* Dependant on number of panels, location and roof.
** Please check our websites for full list of services & products available.
Domestic Installs only.