Solar Panel Cleaning Rancho Cucamonga
Updated: Jan 24
We get asked all the time, Do you provide Solar Panel Cleaning services in Rancho Cucamonga. The quick answer is Yes, we do. Sunshine Windows has been cleaning residential solar panels for over 20 years. We handle a variety of solar panel cleaning projects ranging from small residential arrays (10-12 panels) all they way to solar panel field that have over 20,000 panels. While there may be many solar panel cleaning companies that service Rancho Cucamonga, very few of them would be able to say that they have as much experience as Sunshine Windows.
WHAT DO PROFESSIONAL SOLAR PANEL CLEANERS DO?
Having your panels professionally cleaned in Rancho Cucamonga is one of the best investments you can make for your solar panel system. Not only do they look better, but they may actually produce more electricity. We have customers that have reported back as much as a 30% difference in productivity after having their solar panels cleaned by Sunshine Windows
CLEANING AT HEIGHT
Having your solar panels cleaned at height has its perks. For example, it helps you keep an eye on your modules. You can also get the cleaning job done quicker, which is always a good thing.
Cleaning at height is not for the faint of heart. To do the job right, you need the right equipment and a good dose of common sense. This means being aware of the risks involved.
The best way to clean your solar panels is to employ a professional. A Professional will use the proper equipment that won't damage or void the warranty on your system.
SOLAR PANEL CLEANING PROCESS
The best way to clean solar panels is by using a 4 step process. First you want to do a quick inspection of the system. Look for any broken panels or any exposed wiring. Remember, there is no way to turn off the power to a solar panel, so you never want to clean a broken solar panel, or start a cleaning process if there are any exposed wires. Next we rinse the panel with deionized water. We use deionization tanks supplied by Puretec Industrial Water. Once the panels have been rinsed, we scrub them with a medium-soft brush (never use any chemicals on a solar module most manufacturers will void your warranty if any chemicals are applied to the panel). Once we have scrubbed the panel, we go back over it with one final rinse. We repeat this process on each panel.
WHY SHOULD I CLEAN MY SOLAR PANELS
The best way to clean solar panels is by hiring a professional solar panel cleaning company. There are many reason to clean your solar panel system. The most obvious is the general street appeal of your house or business, but the more important one is that it can extend the life of your panels and increase the productivity of your solar array. However depending who manufactured your solar panel system, regular cleaning may also be part of the care instructions included in the warranty of your system.
WHAT DO I NEED ASK A SOLAR PANEL CLEANING COMPANY BEFORE I HIRE THEM?
The most important thing to ask is for proof of worker's compensation insurance. Solar panel cleaning is an inherently risky business. Solar panel cleaners run risks of slips, falls, falls from heights (like your roof) and even the possibility of electrocution. Before you let anyone onto your property always have them send you a certificate of worker's compensation insurance.
The second most important thing to ask about is their safety training / protocols. Does the company you are about to hire have an official safety training program and if so, how is it applied to all employees.
Aside from that you should probably ask them what their process is for cleaning solar panels. What tools do they use? Do they use chemicals? If they use chemicals, have those chemicals been specifically approved by the manufacturer of your panels (most manufacturers do not approve of any chemical coming into contact with their solar panels).
ARE THERE LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS FOR SOLAR PANEL CLEANERS
Currently, there are no licenses for solar panel cleaning companies. Most companies will have a basic business license granted them by the various cities that they work in, but there are no official solar panel cleaning licenses.
The solar panel cleaning industry is relatively new, but there is one organization, ISCA that provides training certifications for professional solar panel cleaners.