Solar Panel Cleaning is an important factor to ensure you receive the maximum output of solar electricity. If your solar panels are not maintained, they run the risk of running less efficiently and costing you more money. The financial impact of a clean solar panel is immediate.


During the Spring and Summer months, solar panels generate the most solar energy compared to the rest of the year, which makes maintenance especially important. Ensuring that you get the most out of your investment.


The life expectancy of a solar panel is up to 30 years. Regular cleaning is imperative, especially if they are exposed to dusty conditions. Regular maintenance ensures that they exceed their life expectancy targets and provide green energy for many years to come.


Dust and dirt caused by bird droppings and other debris can severely reduce the capacity of efficient energy your solar panels produce. At Fizzco we use environmentally friendly chemicals, that ensure an effective clean to help your solar panels run more efficiently.


Solar Panel Cleaning FAQs

How much does it cost to clean solar panels?

Our Maintenance Technicians will work out the cost of cleaning your solar panels based on the amount there are and the equipment that will be required the perform the job. To receive an accurate quote, please contact us on 01427 666022 or email us at [email protected] with any relevant and useful information.

Does cleaning solar panels make a difference?

Cleaning your solar panels can have a huge impact on the amount of energy they generate, dirt and other debris that settles on the surface of the panels can impact their efficiency, which ultimately decreases the amount of output they are generating.


Can you use a pressure washer on solar panels?

Using a pressure washer on solar panels can cause damage which in turn reduces their lifespan. Similarly, you do not want to use any abrasive or harsh chemicals when performing maintenance.

We do not recommend using a pressure washer on your solar panels.


What is the best way to clean solar panels?

The best option is to remove dirt and grime gently, by using a soft bristle brush which will effectively remove the build-up of dirt without damaging the surface of your solar panels.

How often should solar panels be washed?

Most manufacturers recommend that maintenance be performed twice a year in order to keep them functioning at their best. It is a wise idea to check them every now and again to see if they need a clean, especially in an area where there is a lot of dust. At the very least you should be cleaning your solar panels once a year.


When should you clean your solar panels?

Ideally, you want to make sure that your solar panels are ready before the summer when the sunny weather comes out to play. So, we recommend having them cleaned at the start of spring. We also recommend getting them cleaned at the start of autumn as they’ll see less sun during the autumn and winter months, you want to improve their output as much as possible during these times. It is also a good idea to clean them in the morning or late afternoon/evening, so the water doesn’t dry while you’re still cleaning them, as this can leave smudges and dirty streaks on your panels.


Do you need to turn off your solar panels to clean them?

Yes – you should completely shut down your solar panel system before cleaning them. Solar Panels are a piece of electrical equipment, shutting them off will ensure the safety of the person performing maintenance on your solar panels.