Solar Panel Cleaning & Maintenance

Keep your solar panels as efficient as possible with professional cleaning & maintenance from solar experts.

We are fully IPAF-approved, so you can trust us.

Premium Solar Panel Maintenance and Cleaning in Dorset, Hampshire & Wiltshire

We cover 40 miles from our offices in Ferndown, Dorset.

Our comprehensive health check will ensure that your solar panels keep performing exactly as they should

Protect the investment you’ve made in solar

Ensure the money you have invested in solar continues to be used in the most productive way possible by keeping your panels working to the best of their ability.

Maximise your energy production at all times

Over time, solar panels can lose up to 15% of their efficiency if they are not cleaned properly. Ensure this doesn’t happen to your panels with regular cleaning.

Extend the lifespan of your system

Over time, solar panels can lose up to 15% of their efficiency if they are not cleaned properly. Ensure this doesn’t happen to your panels with regular cleaning.

Benefits of regular solar panel maintenance

Proper maintenance and cleaning of solar panels are crucial for maximizing their efficiency and longevity. Here are eight main benefits of regularly maintaining and cleaning solar panels:

Maximising energy production

Regular maintenance ensures that your solar panels are clean and free from dust, dirt, debris, and any other obstructions that may hinder their efficiency. Clean panels can absorb more sunlight and produce more electricity, thereby maximizing their energy output.

Keep your solar panel system looking smart

No one likes to have anything on their property that looks messy and untidy, which is why we take care to make your solar panels look as good as new and enhance the overall appearance of your property as much as possible.

Extending your panels lifespan

Proper maintenance helps identify and address potential issues early on, preventing them from developing into major problems. By fixing minor defects promptly, such as loose wiring or damaged components, you can extend the lifespan of your solar panels and avoid costly repairs or replacements.

Ensuring maximum safety for your system

Solar panels involve electrical components, so safety is paramount. Regular maintenance includes inspections of the electrical connections, wiring, and other critical components to identify any hazards or potential risks. Addressing these issues promptly reduces the chances of electrical malfunctions, shocks, or fires.

Protecting your investment

Solar panel installations represent a significant financial investment. Regular maintenance helps protect this investment by ensuring that the system operates optimally and provides the expected return on investment. It minimises the risk of performance degradation, efficiency losses, or warranty voidance due to negligence.

Monitoring performance

Maintenance visits often involve monitoring the performance of the solar panels. By analyzing data on energy production, system efficiency, and other metrics, you can identify any deviations from expected performance levels. This allows you to take corrective actions if necessary, such as replacing underperforming panels or optimizing system configuration.

Preserving warranty coverage

Many solar panel manufacturers provide warranties that cover defects and performance issues for a specific period. However, these warranties often require regular maintenance as a condition. By adhering to the maintenance requirements, you ensure that your warranty remains valid and can take advantage of any potential repairs or replacements covered by the warranty.

Ensuring maximum safety for your system

Solar panels involve electrical components, so safety is paramount. Regular maintenance includes inspections of the electrical connections, wiring, and other critical components to identify any hazards or potential risks. Addressing these issues promptly reduces the chances of electrical malfunctions, shocks, or fires.

Residential & Commercial Solar Panel Cleaning

We service all types of properties:


Save even more valuable cash on your household bills by getting your solar panel installation back to working at its very best.

Industrial Units

Make industrial-sized savings by increasing the overall efficiency of your solar panel installation at your industrial unit premises.


Become a solar savings animal by getting your solar panels checked and back to their best on your farm buildings and land.

Office Buildings

Make your solar savings soar like a sykscraper by getting your solar panel installation fully optimised and back to it’s very best.


Take stock of how your solar panel installation is performing and get us to give it a full check and get it back to its best.

Hotels & Resorts

Sleep soundly knowing that your solar panel installation is as efficient, reliable, and safe as possible at all times. 


Educational establishments can save valuable funds for their students from great solar panel efficiency.

Sports Facilities

Stay ahead of the game and score by maximising the overall efficiency of solar panels at your sports facility or venue.

Petrol Stations

Step on the gas and maximise the efficiency of your solar panels at your petrol station to save even more valuble funds and money.


Tuck into even great savings by ensuring that solar panels at your restaurant premises are working to their full potential and capacity.

Car Dealerships

Increase the speed of your solar panel savings and drive greater efficiency for your solar panels at your garage premises.

Solar Farms

Increase the yeald of your solar panel savings crop by getting your panels checked and optimised to keep them working at their best. 


Fly at full speed into even greater solar panel savings with a full health check for your solar installation at your airport.


Free up more funds and budget for your religious activities by ensuring that your solar panel installation is maximised.


Turn over a new page for your solar panel system at your library by getting it back to running at it’s most optimum.

Council Buildings

If you work for a council or government orgnisation we can help you to make the transition to solar power. 

Solar Panel Maintenance & Cleaning FAQ

Have a question about solar panel maintenance and cleaning? 

Chances are it will be answered below. If not, then contact us and ask us your own question.

Will cleaning solar panels increase energy production?


Yes, cleaning solar panels can increase energy output by up to 20%. The removal of obstructions allows more sunlight to reach the photovoltaic cells.

Can solar panel cleaning help extend the lifespan of the system?


Yes, regular cleaning can extend the lifespan of solar panels by preventing buildup that might cause long-term damage.

How often should I get my solar panels cleaned?


Cleaning frequency depends on the location and environmental conditions. In general, solar panels should be cleaned every 6 to 12 months. However, areas with heavy dust, pollen, or pollution may require more frequent cleaning.

Why do solar panels need to be serviced?


Whilst solar panel systems are generally low maintenance, annual servicing is crucial to keep your panels clean, free from damage, and in optimal working condition. Regular maintenance also allows you to identify and fix any potential issues before they escalate. This will help save you from costly repairs further down the road and help ensure that your panels are generating the most energy possible.

What can go wrong with a solar panel system?


Solar panels are known for their reliability, but like any technology, they can encounter their fair share of issues. It’s important to be aware of the potential problems your panels could experience, such as:

  • System failure due to poor quality installation
  • Damage from debris, wildlife, and inclement weather
  • Corrosion of panel surfaces and wiring
  • Problems with the inverter (which may have a shorter lifespan than the panels)
  • Solar battery malfunctions
  • A combination of any of the above factors

Solar systems are complex, so unless you’re a trained solar technician or engineer, you might struggle to identify and resolve any problems with your panels. That’s why we’re here to help!

Can I clean my solar panels myself, or should I hire a professional?


You can clean the solar panels yourself using a soft brush or a gentle spray of water. However, if your solar array is installed in a hard-to-reach or high location, or if you're uncomfortable doing it yourself, hiring a professional cleaning service is recommended.

Is rainwater enough to clean solar panels effectively?


Rainwater can wash away some dirt, but it may not be sufficient to maintain peak efficiency. Professional cleaning removes stubborn grime and improves performance.

What's the best time to clean solar panels?


The ideal time to clean solar panels is in the early morning or late afternoon when the panels are cool. Avoid cleaning them during peak sunlight hours, as water can evaporate quickly, leaving behind residues.

How do I know if my solar panels need cleaning?


You can monitor your solar system's performance through its monitoring software or inverter. A noticeable drop in energy production may indicate the need for cleaning.

Will cleaning void my solar panel warranty?


No, cleaning your solar panels as per the manufacturer's guidelines will not void the warranty. In fact, it may be a requirement to maintain warranty coverage.

Should I clean my solar panels after a dust storm or strong winds?


Yes, after extreme weather events like dust storms or strong winds, it's advisable to inspect and clean the solar panels to ensure they are operating optimally.

Do I need to clean solar panels during the winter months?


Yes, winter cleaning is essential, especially in snowy regions, as accumulated snow can significantly reduce energy production.

How much will solar panel cleaning improve energy production?


The extent of improvement depends on the initial level of dirt and shading. Cleaning can lead to efficiency gains of 10% or more, especially if the panels were heavily soiled.

Can I use harsh chemicals to clean my solar panels?


No, harsh chemicals can damage the panels and should be avoided. Use only manufacturer-approved cleaning solutions.

What are the potential risks of not cleaning solar panels regularly?


Neglecting regular cleaning can lead to reduced energy production, decreased system efficiency, and potential long-term damage to the panels.

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