Solar Panel Cleaning Methods
There are several methods for cleaning solar panels besides manual cleaning with a brush. Some involve specialized tools or equipment, while others use common household items. Here are some different solar panel cleaning methods you may be able to try.
Water is the most common way to clean solar panels. As mentioned above, you can use a garden hose to remove most dirt and debris from your panels. For more challenging spots, some professional cleaners use power wash systems. These systems use a high-pressure water spray to remove tough dirt, bird droppings, and other stubborn stains that won’t come off with a soft brush or garden hose.
Vibration is a relatively new cleaning method and doesn’t involve water. A motor is attached to the back of a solar panel, creating tiny shockwaves to dislodge dirt. This method is great for removing both light and heavy debris, such as bird droppings.
Robotic cleaners can automatically remove dirt and debris from solar panels. These cleaners use soft brushes or water jets to clean the panels without damaging them. You can program robotic cleaners to clean at regular intervals, reducing the need to clean solar panels manually.