Solar SME, Inc.

Solar Maintenance Services

Optimize your Solar Efficiency & Optimal Solar Performance!


At Solar SME, We are a team of dedicated solar professionals whose primary goal is to ensure that people who have chosen solar make the most of their choice. We appreciate those who have made the switch, and we are committed to ensuring that your system operates at maximum solar efficiency and serves your needs for many years to come.

What type of maintenance is required for your home solar systems?

Your solar panels just require cleaning and an annual inspection as regular maintenance. If not, your panels won’t require any more maintenance throughout the year as long as they are functioning properly. Regular solar panel maintenance costs roughly between $140 and $180, but many procedures are covered by warranties. The most common service is an annual inspection, which generally costs $150 approximately.


Do solar panels need a lot of maintenance?

Fortunately, solar panels require low-maintenance. Routine tasks include occasional cleaning to remove dirt or debris, ensuring optimal sunlight absorption. While an annual professional inspection is advisable. Solar panels are durable and can withstand diverse weather conditions. Modern panels often come with self-cleaning coatings, further minimizing maintenance needs. Monitoring systems can alert you to potential issues. Overall, solar panels are designed for efficiency and longevity, making them a cost-effective and hassle-free investment for renewable energy.

Our Solar Maintenance Services


Solar PV Cleaning

Our Solar Panel Cleaning service guarantees a gentle touch, ensuring optimal efficiency and a gleaming solar array for sustained energy production

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Solar Efficiency Checks

Our experts ensure optimal performance of your solar panel system, identifying and addressing any issues to maximize your energy output


Solar Panel Inspection

Our expert installers go beyond routine checks, conducting a detailed analysis of your system performance. Ensure peak efficiency, longevity, and peace of mind for your solar investment

When should I clean the solar panel system?

To keep a solar PV system productive and functional, experts typically advise cleaning it every six to twelve months. But a few things—like where you live and the amount of dust accumulation—determine how long it should take to clean anything. However, early in the morning or late at night is the finest time to clean the residential solar panels.  Additionally, if you are unable to complete this task in the morning, a nice and cold evening is the best time to clean your solar panels.


What are the Methods for Solar Panel Maintenance?

The easiest and most efficient method is to wash the solar panels with a garden hose and regular resin. However, the water shouldn’t be too hot because too much heat can cause the tempered glass to break.
You can also use a simple nylon brush. Every home has a floor hard brush that can simply remove dust or other debris (such as tree leaves or a waste of flying birds). Just get in touch with your installer for solar panel maintenance and cleaning services.

Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I need to clean my solar panels?

Cleaning your solar panels 2-4 times a year is generally sufficient to maintain optimal efficiency. However, frequency can vary based on local factors like dust, pollen, and bird droppings. Regular inspection and cleaning ensure maximum sunlight absorption and energy production from your solar installation.

How long do solar panels last without maintenance?

Solar panels can last without maintenance for 25 to 30 years. While they generally require minimal upkeep, occasional cleaning and monitoring are advisable to ensure optimal performance. Regular maintenance can extend their lifespan and efficiency, contributing to sustained renewable energy production over an extended period.

Your roof will be protected from the elements and from damaging ultraviolet rays thanks to solar panels. Like a second layer of shingles, solar panels typically weigh 2.5 pounds per square foot.

Should I hose off solar panels?

Yes, hosing off solar panels occasionally is recommended to remove accumulated dust, dirt, and bird droppings, enhancing their efficiency. Use a gentle stream of water or a soft brush, avoiding abrasive materials. Regular cleaning helps maximize sunlight absorption, ensuring optimal energy generation and prolonging the lifespan of the solar panels.

What should you not clean solar panels with?

Avoid using abrasive materials, harsh chemicals, or abrasive brushes when cleaning solar panels. These can scratch or damage the glass surface and protective coatings, compromising their efficiency and longevity. Stick to soft brushes, non-abrasive sponges, and mild soapy water to safely remove dirt and debris without causing harm to the panels.

What is the best cleaner for solar panels?

The best cleaner for solar panels is a mixture of mild dish soap and water. Combine a few drops of dish soap with water and use a soft brush or sponge to gently clean the panels. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive materials to prevent damage and maintain the efficiency of the solar panels.

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