Clean solar panels are more effective solar panels and this is the easiest way to keep them clean
Every hour the sun beams more energy onto Earth than it needs to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year.
Solar panels use the sun's energy to create a clean, renewable power source for your home.
Saving money and lowering your overall impact on the environment.
Why cleaning your solar panels is important
Now you've made the investment in renewable energy for your home, make sure you're maximising your investment.
Being raised up high to capture the sunlight, solar panels quickly get covered in dirt, dust, leaves, pollen and bird droppings.
Why is cleaning your solar panels important?
Anything obstructing your solar panels from capturing light can lower their efficiency by preventing the panel's ability to capture photons.
Researchers estimate that air pollution alone could block as much as 25% of the light that could become solar energy and that the build-up of dirt and debris could lower solar output by as much as 20%.
How often should you clean your solar panels?
How often you clean your solar panels depends on where you live, your immediate surroundings and time of year.
If you live in a busy city or your home is surrounded by trees, your solar panels are more likely to become dirty much quicker. Autumnal weather might increase dirt and debris on your solar panels too.
Cleaning your solar panels is much like cleaning the windows of your home, it’s a big job that you tackle as required.
Unlike your windows, you’re less likely to notice when your solar panels are dirty, so make the effort to check them every so often.
What's the easiest way to clean solar panels?
Being able to clean your solar panels without a bucket of water or chemicals makes life so much easier.
Lightweight, ergonomic and effective – this Window Cleaner is the easiest way to clean your solar panels.
What does ENJO know about cleaning solar panels?
We strive to minimise our impact on the environment at every step.
ENJO Australia utilises solar power from 329 solar panels to run our operation in Perth WA.
In addition to offsetting our emissions via reforestation, our solar system has generated 500,959 kWh since 2016 preventing over 500 tonnes of carbon emissions entering the atmosphere.
Every single panel needs cleaning and this is how we do it.
How to clean your solar panels with ENJO
If this is the first time you’re cleaning your solar panels, contact your solar panel manufacturer and make sure you follow their advice on best practices or specific requirements for taking care of your solar panels.
If cleaning your solar panels requires climbing onto your roof, take necessary safety precautions.
Just like cleaning your windows, pick a cool, cloudy day.
Mornings are the best time to clean your solar panels as the panels are still cool. This is especially important when cleaning with reusable cleaning products like ENJO, as the fibre technology is optimal on cool surfaces with cool water
Use a broom to brush away any leaves or larger debris that may be on your solar panels before you get started.
Step 1. Set up your window cleaner
This adds an extra 1.8 metres in height. If you need to adjust the angle of your Window Cleaner, the Twister attachment makes this easy.
Step 2. Wet your solar panels
Using your ENJO Trigger Spray Bottle, spray your solar panels with water.
As with all ENJO cleaning products, dirtier surfaces require more water. If particularly dirty, spray and leave the water to soak for a few minutes.
Using the fibre attachment of the window cleaner, clean the solar panel surface.
The super-fine, wedge-shaped fibres teamed with the water will lift and trap dirt from the surface.
You'll see the dirt trapped within the weave of the fibre.
Step 4. Blade the solar panel dry
After using the fibre to loosen and lift dirt from the surface, turn the window cleaner over and use the blade attachment to remove the water from the solar panel, leaving a streak-free finish.
Dry the blade between uses to prevent drips.
Step 5. Dry any excess water
Use a super-absorbent Miracle cloth to dry any drips to prevent streaks
That's it - your solar panels are clean!
Step 6. Wash your fibre
To use your ENJO fibres for years to come, simply wash and follow our simple care instructions.
Do you have solar panels?
Share your solar panel cleaning tips in the comments.