Solar panels are generally self cleaning, but in countries like India where there are dry regions and lots of dust in the air, anything can build upon the surface of the panels. To add to this, there is also a situation birds poops on the panels. Such a situation can make your solar efficiency lower. Therefore, it is necessary to clean your solar panels from time to time. You may be asking “But how often do I do it?”.
There is no right answer. It depends on the conditions and in both dry climates and more humid ones, environmental factors, different types of dust, and location and installation factors will all influence.
One way or another, the question is all about the urgency of the matter. Apart from that, it is about your effort & difficulty at hand. Look at below questions to decide that your solar need cleaning.
If any one of the above question is true then you may need to look at doing the cleaning of solar panels.
Nevertheless, if there is a buildup of dirt on your solar panels, you should definitely clean it up. Due to this only, you can gain the maximum efficiency from your solar rooftop system.
If your solar panels is not giving you enough generation, try solving it by cleaning your panels. Maybe a dust accumulation is your culprit. With a little bit of care & time to time check, you can manage it very easily
To clean the panels, choose the time wisely because you do not want to hinder the solar power generation process. The best time would be during the morning before the sunrise. Alternately, you can also choose to clean your panels during the evening after the sunset.
Cleaning solar panels is a tedious, partially dangerous & a necessary task. The question is the urgency and the timing to clean your panels. Follow the steps given, buy a solar kit if possible & try to be careful when doing it