Solar Panel Cleaning

Lichen Build up on Solar Panels

Recently we visited a customer of ours who after we had cleaned their windows asked us, “should I clean my solar panels?” After taking a look we discovered that this customer’s panels, which were only installed 4 years ago, were absolutely covered in lichen. Our customer was reporting they were getting barely any output from their panels, so when we showed them photos of the state they were in, they could understand why! 

Lichen build-up can be extremely damaging to your solar panels, it bonds very strongly to the glass. Not only does it stop your panels absorbing the sunlight but it can be extremely difficult and time-consuming to remove once it has taken hold. Lichen grows in the presence of algae, which will grow on your panels if they are not regularly cleaned. This is why the best way to clean your solar panels is by calling in the experts!

Using our specialised equipment we firstly scrubbed down the 8 solar panels to remove the lichen build up. This was one of the worst cases we had seen so it took us some time. After removing the worst of the lichen we used our specialised solar brush and pure water system to clean the rest, leaving sparkling clean results. When we showed our customers the difference after the clean they could hardly believe their eyes! They have since reported to us that they have had a massive increase in energy output and said they will have us back regularly not only to clean their windows but their solar panels too.

1200 Solar Panels Cleaned!

Last week we were tasked with cleaning 1200 solar panels on top of a commercial bakery. This was a mammoth task for us, but amazingly our 4 person team managed to complete the job, with incredible results, in just under 2 days. Using a technique we have perfected along with our specialised solar equipment we were able to take these dirty panels back to their former glory. 

The equipment we use is comprised of brush specifically designed to clean solar panels which has two rotating heads powered by pressurised water which has been purified. This provides a far superior clean as the brush spins it removes any dirt while the pure water leaves no traces of chemicals once it has dried. We are the first solar cleaning company in Australia to use this equipment! 

These particular panels were laid flat, as opposed to at an angle; this provided us with an extra challenge as when the panels are laid flat dirt and excess water can gather in the corners. We were sure to take the extra time to ensure all the water (and dirt) had run off the panels resulting in an amazing result for our customer. 

Super proud of our amazing team for delivering an incredible and thorough result in such a quick time. We’ll be seeing you again in six months!