Are you wondering whether or not you need solar panel cleaning in Perth? When can you take care of it yourself and when should you call an expert? Here’s the low-down.
So, do you need solar panel cleaning in Perth?
The short answer is yes, you do need to clean your solar panel system from time to time. Dirty panels won’t be creating electricity as efficiently as clean solar panels. How often you need to depends on where you live, how much dirt/dust settles on your roof, and how often it rains.
The biggest enemy to solar panels is dust. As you’ll know if you’ve lived in Western Australia for a while, rain can’t be depended upon. After a long dry spell – especially when those desert winds have been blowing – your solar panels can end up covered in dust, grit and dirt, making them far less efficient. The more filth there is, the less of each panel can absorb the sun’s rays. And for your home and business, that means less energy.
What’s more, in the longer term, dirty solar panels, like any poorly-maintained gear, don’t tend to last as long. Taking care of solar panel cleaning in Perth might cost a bit of time or money in the short term, but it’s a lot cheaper than replacing panels down the track. You can think of it as a long-term investment.
What does solar panel cleaning in Perth involve?
For a start, as most panels will be sitting on the roof, you shouldn’t be cleaning them yourself. Climbing around on your roof might sound like fun, but it can be dangerous work. Risks must be managed appropriately. Particularly if you have a two or three-storey house or have a steep roof, it would be best to call in an expert.
Next up, solar panel cleaning in Perth should take place on a grey day – or at first light. Not only is the sun beating down on a cleaner’s head a health risk, it also causes cleaning fluids to disappear quickly. Before starting, it’s a good idea to give the panels a thorough examination, looking for damage.
You’ll basically need window cleaning tools for simple dust and mild grime, or even car cleaning equipment should do the job. Cleaning can be done effectively with simply water and dishwashing liquid. Having other tools, like extended reach poles, can definitely help. Safety harnesses are a must!
Would you like to know more?
To find out more about solar panel cleaning in Perth or about any of Renew Energy’s other services, please get in touch with our friendly staff.
My wife and I decided to get PV Solar Panels and Renew was recommended. We got a number of quotes and Renew were very competitive. We went with a 5Kw system and have been amazed at how our power bills have been cut by more than half. Right from the start, the team at Renew were outstanding. From the girls in the office right through to the team who came to install the system, they were all very courteous and highly professional. After this experience, we've made the decision that when our hot water system needs replacing, we're going to get a solar hot water system from Renew. Steve and his team should be very proud.
The boys have installed the solar system and very professionally done.
Thank you for the excellant service you provided from my first phone call. Your focus to help me with my problem was exemplary.
Even before it was realised that the unit was still under warranty, I felt happy that I was dealing with someone who cared.
Sadly, service from many vendors nowadays do not have the level of care that you provided. It is refreshing to know that it does still exist.
Thank you again
Really pleased with how Renew Energy promptly replaced our rooftop Rheem Solar Hot Water system today. I just called Tania yesterday and Ben and Henry turned up on time with their truck and all the gear. Job was done in one hour without any hassles and we now have the luxury of hot water again.
I plan to have R E replace a Rheem Gas Hot Water Storage Heater on another property in the coming months.
Great to see an experienced team at work that got on with the job without any dramas.
WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND RENEW ENERGY for any of your plumbing work.
Thank you Tania for organising and scheduling everything so efficiently
Very professional advice given from their representative who came here and did an assessment of our property and usage. We ordered a 30 panel 3 phase system and it was installed expertly, on the day it was scheduled to be done. Very qualified and courteous installers. Excellent quality system that has perormed with no faults for 3 years and saved us lots on our power bills.i get an email every day showing yesterdays power generated by the system. They are a highly reccomended company.
I would like to say THANKYOU Renewnergy for our new hotwater system. Your service was great and thankyou for installing an interim set up so we had hot water over the weekend . It is greatly appreciated . I can highly recomend Renewenergy.
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The admin staff were professional and helpful, the quote was competitive, the system works but workmanship was very poor. They used sub contractors to do the install who really didn't care. To their credit the supervisor sent the sub contractors back who fixed everything I took issue with, but you can't do much with extra holes in the face brickwork, and the sub contractors didn't mind telling me that they had done nothing wrong.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Renew Energy to anyone who is looking for truly excellent provision and service. We found dealing with them to be really impressive, in fact our best experience in years. The technical advise was comprehensive and addressed our needs accurately, the team who installed our system were skilled, professional, on time and cleaned up perfectly afterwards which is rare these days. A
genuinely caring, professional highly skilled team of people who displayed honesty and integrity from start to finish. We are grateful.
Happy to say I had a good experience with this company. The consultant was polite and knowledgeable and gave me options for a system that I had not considered once he actually came to my house and looked at our previous set up and trees. Others I got quotes from did not even bother to book a time to come to site so in the end I paid more for system that is perfect for our yard setup. The crew they sent to do the work were excellent. I have an old jarrah house and he took the time to pre-drill the holes so my weatherboards would not split unlike other so called tradesmen. Over all very happy and happy to recommend.
Very professional company to deal with. We were very happy with the whole process. This was replacement of an older, faulty unit (not a Rheem system). The installation was completed on the day that was arranged. The installation technicians arrived on time, were very pleasant and professional and the work was done efficiently and quickly. The old unit was taken away and the new hot water system was working straight away, with solar heated water the following day. We are very pleased with the performance of the system. We have recently (in the warmer weather) been able to turn off the gas booster heater and still have plenty of solar heated hot water. I would be very happy to recommend Renew Energy to any other potential customers.
Renew installed my Grandma's new hot water system recently, they were very friendly and prompt with the install. They took away all the rubbish and left everything very neat and tidy. My Grandma is very pleased with her new system!