Solar panels depend on sunlight reaching their surface to produce power. If there is a layer of dirt on the glass surface covering the panel, then less sunlight will be able to get through. A layer of dust, even less than 1mm thick, can block a substantial proportion of the solar radiation, preventing it from reaching the panel to produce power.


To maintain optimum performance, solar panels should be cleaned regularly, manufacturers recommend a cleaning regime of every 6 -8 weeks.


Abbey Cleaning Services use a soft-bristled brush to clean the dirt from the solar panel, while at the same time jets of water rinse the surface. Because the water is then left to dry on its own, it has to be very pure, this means no harsh chemicals are used just ultra-purified water which ultimately will be more energy efficient for you!