So you've put in the hard yards, spent the money and installed an incredible renewable energy source right there on top of your roof. We all know that solar energy much like all renewable energy sources are being installed and operated all over the world, and for good reason. Renewable energy doesn't produce any greenhouse gas emissions and can actually reduce some air pollutants. Not only is it incredibly important for the future of the planet it is also financially beneficial for the user. As most renewable energy sources use natural creations of the earth like the sun, wind and sea there is usually no ongoing cost to operate a small renewable energy source.
So, we know what solar panels are, how they work and why they are important but a common thing that most solar owners aren't aware of is the fact that they require frequent cleaning to contribute the highest possible output. Think of it like this if you have a CD which is covered in dust and you try and play it on your stereo, chances are that the CD will not read properly and might skip throughout the songs, the songs will still play but not fully, this is the same as if your solar panels aren't cleaned regularly, they wont operate at full capacity.
When solar panels aren't operating at full capacity they are likely coated with dirt, debris, dust, and more than likely bird poop. All of these factors leave a coating on the panels which doesn't allow enough light to penetrate the panels leaving them with a sub-par performance.
When panels are dirty they will emit less power and you will likely notice a difference in your power bills.
Roof Clean Launceston recommend cleaning your solar panels at least once a year depending on your climate type.