With an increase in solar panels being installed across the UK, Bright FM Group has started a service to clean these surfaces. The efficiency of these devices depends on how much sunlight absorbs; even the smallest blemish can make it worth your while to clean these amazing devices. There have been a number of studies and surveys highlighting the benefits of keeping solar panels clean. However, the frequency of cleaning very much depends on where you live and the amount of dirt your solar panel attracts. Like glass, solar panels get dirty because they face upwards in the same manner as Velux windows are prone to soiling in a number of ways depending on your location:
Keep solar panels out of shade as energy production becomes inefficient when they are kept from absorbing any sunlight.
Keep an eye on the solar panels and make sure the inverters are flashing green lights. If they are not flashing, you are losing money by no longer compensating for your electricity use.
Document the day-to-day performance to improve solar panel maintenance. It is important to write down how much energy has been produced at a consistent time every day and make special note of dates where it is very cloudy. Some of the results will be inconsistent. (Your manufacturer would be able to provide you with the best monitoring system for your solar panels.)
Monitoring systems help you see how much you are benefiting the environment and how much CO2 you are emitting into the atmosphere. They can also help you know how much you could benefit from the feed-in tariff scheme.
Have your solar panels cleaned and maintained to get the best results. Get a free quote today!