Frequently Asked Questions


Why do solar panels need to be cleaned? 

Solar panels need to be cleaned to remove dust, dirt, bird droppings, pollen, and other debris that can accumulate on their surfaces. Dirty panels can reduce energy production efficiency and impact your overall system performance.

How often should I have my solar panels cleaned?

The frequency of cleaning depends on factors like your location, climate, and surrounding environment. In most cases, an annual cleaning is sufficient, but in areas with high pollution or heavy dirt accumulation, like Phoenix & surrounding cities with all our dust storms & constant construction, your panels may require more frequent cleaning.

Can I clean my solar panels myself?

While it's possible to clean your solar panels yourself, it's recommended to hire professionals. Climbing on your roof can be dangerous, and improper cleaning techniques might damage the panels. Professionals have the expertise and proper tools to clean panels safely and effectively.

What's involved in professional solar panel cleaning?

Our professional solar panel cleaning includes using deionized water, soft brushes, and squeegees to safely remove dirt and debris.

Will cleaning my solar panels void their warranty?

In most cases, regular cleaning won't void your warranty. However, it's important to check the warranty terms to see if there are any specific maintenance requirements. Some warranties may actually require periodic cleaning to remain

How much does professional solar panel cleaning cost?

The cost can vary depending on factors like the number of panels, location, accessibility, and the cleaning method used.

It's recommended to get quotes from different companies to compare prices.

Here at Vivid Solar & Glass, our cleanings start at as low as $99 per cleaning for single-story homes and $199 for two-story homes, with even better discounts on our Bi-Monthly, Quarterly, and Bi-Yearly Plans.

For a FREE quote, fill out our form here.

Do I need to turn off my solar system before cleaning?

While it's not usually necessary to turn off your solar system for cleaning, it's a good idea to consult your system's manual or a professional for guidance on safe practices during cleaning.

Is rainwater sufficient to clean solar panels?

Rain can help remove some dust and light dirt, but it might not be sufficient for thorough cleaning. Rainwater can leave behind mineral deposits and heavy dirt
buildup or bird droppings may require more than just rainfall to clean effectively.

Can cleaning solar panels improve energy production?

Yes, cleaning your solar panels can improve energy production by removing obstructions that block sunlight from reaching the solar cells. Research suggests that clean panels can boost energy output by up to 20%.