FAQ

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

how often should solar panels be cleaned?

We recommend that panels be cleaned every 6 months – annually, depending on the amount of build up your experience. Cleaning regularly prevents residue buildup and keeps your panels operating optimally at all times.

why do solar panels need cleaning?

Solar panels can get quite dirty. There are numerous external influences that can make a panel dirty, including road grime, dust and bird/rodent droppings to name a few.

How much more productive are solar panels once cleaned?

Having dust, grime and build-up on your panels can reduce your systems energy yields by up to 25% – and associated reductions in energy bill savings.

How long does a solar panel clean take to complete?

It generally take 1 – 2 hours to clean solar panels on a standard size residential home, although this can increase depending on the house height/access to panels.

how can i pay for my solar panel clean?

You can pay by cash or card. The technicians will have eftpos machines on board.

can i clean the panels myself?

Yes you can, although tap water and detergents can leave a residue on your panels that can inadvertently encourage dirt to accumulate. This is one of the reasons that having your system cleaned by professionals is recommended. Another reason is the safety aspect. Without the correct safety gear and experience, you could put yourself at risk of injury or damage to your panels.

Doesn't rain clean the solar panels?

Although rain will provide a minimal rinse of any dirt/dust, it will not remove the baked in dirt, debris and animal droppings, which can be difficult to clean.

Will scorpion cleaning my panels affect my warranty?

No, and may in fact help preserve your warranty as reputable solar panel manufacturers now recommend cleaning your solar panels frequently to adhere to warranty policies. 

Will your cleaning brush scratch my panels?

Fortunately not. Our equipment and panel brushes are soft and are specifically made for solar panel cleaning, therefore you won’t experience scratching.

do you clean evacuated tube solar hot water systems?

Unfortunately we do not offer this service. Scorpion solar only cleans Solar Panels.

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