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Solar Panels

Service & Maintenance

Solar Panel Services

As one of the oldest solar installers in America, we offer professional solar panel services for your home, business, non-profit or agricultural solar needs. We support a variety of systems including PV systems, solar maintenance, solar installation, and more! From one of the largest government affordable housing project in America to the corner gas station - businesses large and small are saving millions of dollars using systems installed by Planet Solar.

Solar Panel Installation

We have one mission here at Planet Solar - to provide you the best equipment,

with the best workmanship and financing, for the lowest price - period! 

A well-designed and installed solar system will last for 50+ years, so make

sure you choose the best equipment to enjoy generations of worry free,

virtually maintenance free Power from the Sun.

Solar Panel Maintenance

We can ensure your solar panel installation performs optimally, and can provide you plenty of power throughout the years. We offer system monitoring, preventative PV system maintenance, diagnosing tools and more.

 

You've probably heard that you need to keep solar panels clean, or the solar production will drop drastically.  While it is true that you will lose as much as 30% of your productions from solar if the panels are filthy, in most cases if you never clean them you will lose about 15-25%.  So yes, keep your panels clean.  In California, it rains in winter, which both helps clean your panels and keep the air less dusty.  We recommend cleaning your panels every two months in June, August, and October.  Before and after those months, the panels are clean enough from the rains.  And anyone can clean panels, they are just like cleaning windows - a little soft water and scrub off the 'baked on' dirt, and they will work as good as new.


However, you do NOT have to pay a monthly service fee, or lots of money every few months to have the panels cleaned.  We recommend one of the devices you can buy for cleaning 2nd story windows, found at hardware stores or online.  It is super easy on most first story homes, and easy enough from a ladder if your panels are on a 2nd story roof.  Connect the device to a water hose, turn on the water, and simply spray them down.  Most solar installations take less than 15 minutes to clean, and will save you about $100 for each cleaning.  We do recommend that once every two years you scrub your panels to get the hardest 'baked-on' dirt off, like using a mop or similar device, to get the baked-on grime off.  If you don't like the idea of going onto your roof, then call a professional panel cleaning service out one every two years.

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