Solar Panel Cleaning Business

There are already plenty of people who chose to use solar panel systems, considering the fact that the amount of energy today have relatively soared during the past few years. For this reason, a solar panel cleaning business can be something that can be profitable these days.

It will surely pay off if you will know things about solar panels and how or why they should be cleaned.

Many people who have opted to use the solar panels have usually put the idea of cleaning the solar panels at the very back of their minds. The thing that they are just commonly concerned about would be the system’s cost and the savings that they will get out of using it. This aspect would be the very essence of the existence of your solar panel cleaning business. Together with the growing demand for the use of less expensive solar panels will also be the best time for you to start your business that will focus on cleaning these solar panels. But before you start with your business, there is still essential information that you might want and need to know when it comes to the importance of cleaning the panels.

Things that Make Solar Panels Dirty

Typically, solar panels are mounted on the top of houses or businesses which expose it to all the natural elements. Dirt that comes in plenty of forms will have the greatest impact. Examples of this dirt will include:

  • Loose soil
  • Sand
  • Dust
  • Grime

Aside from these things, other nuisance will also include the insects, bird droppings and bugs. These things are the primary reason why maintenance is highly needed.

What Happens When Panels are Dirty

The panels’ external surfaces are meant for capturing sunlight and converting it into energy in the form of electricity. That is why of there is something that will hinder the panels’ ability to capture the light from the sun, the amount of the energy that will be generated will decrease. And this very decrease will also affect the savings that you were supposed to have. Here lies the very essence of your solar panel cleaning business and that would be to make sure that all panels are clean for optimum electricity production.

Cleaning the Solar Panels for Best Performance

Cleaning the solar panels is just similar with cleaning the windshields. Actually, owners of these panels have the choice of cleaning the panels themselves or getting the service of cleaners and that would be none other than you. Solar panels are usually made up of the solar cells that are being covered by a glass coating that serves as its protectors. Since they stay outside for a long period of time, they are also exposed to more dirt and cleaning them will become your business.

Energy Lost as Result of Dirty Panels

As mentioned earlier, when more dirt is accumulated, energy amount will also be lower. And fixing these dirty panels might be a big work but is also something that is relatively easy.


  • Lawrence Gooden said on April 12, 2012
    Bakersfield, Ca, 93307. What Insurances would I need, and is their any government grants to help get my business started
  • Nicole Smith said on July 8, 2012
    Nicole & Paul Smith, Twonsville, QLD, AUSTRALIA. What Insurances would I need, and is their any government grants to help get my business started? Regards, Nicole Smith
  • michael hair said on February 9, 2013
    I would like to start a panel cleaning business in sacramento, ca
  • Allan jack said on March 31, 2013
    I like to start business in new jersey & Pennsylvania. I'm looking for a partner willing to devote time ,labor ,money and never give up
  • Neel Patel said on April 4, 2013
    Would like to know policies and insurances required to start of this business. what kind of public liability would i be looking at? and any government grants? Brisbane, QLD area.
  • izzi said on May 23, 2013
    trying to start a solar panel cleaning business in new jersey, are there any grants that will help me get started
  • Robert said on June 26, 2013
    I am looking into starting a solar panel cleaning business in San Antonio, Texas and wondering if there are any grants available.
  • Michael Guinan said on July 14, 2014
    I am trying to start a solar cleaning business in Fresno California. I need to know what kind of insurance I need as well as available grants to get started.
  • sai said on August 20, 2014
    i am from hyderabad . I completed my graduation in electronics and i wanna start a business , i am interested with solar panel cleaning system , please help me in how to start it
  • Roshell said on October 5, 2014
    What would I need to do to starting a solar panel cleaning business? Please help me
  • John said on October 12, 2014
    I just got my business cards made up and signs for my truck every house I see today has dirty ass panels an iv gotta be the man making the money on this one sorry fellas bako is my turf .... Il be srubbing away ... Drought is gonna bring lots of business no rain more dust ..
  • chase said on October 27, 2014
    want to start a solar panel cleaning business in whiteville nc what is the best way to get start?
  • mark black said on April 12, 2015
    I would like to start a solar panel cleaning business in panama city Florida
  • Sridhar said on December 9, 2015
    Sridhar from Hyderabad, India. Would like to know how to go ahead and start Solar Panel Cleaning business in India.
  • Kuldeep Sharma said on April 25, 2016
    Hi there, I'm planning to start 'solar panel cleaning business'. I'm already into solar industry. I'm aware it's potentially a huge business potential. I'm from Brisbane city, Queensland, Australia. Any help will be very much appreciated.
  • Rodrigo said on May 13, 2016
    Hi there, I'm planning on starting up a solar panel cleaning service here in Texas want to know what I need to start up.
  • Mark Forman said on September 1, 2016
    I would like to start a solar cleaning company in the Temecula area. Any Grant info or help would be great.
  • Frank said on September 8, 2016
    I'm very interested in starting a solar cleaning business, how do i go about doing it?
  • Osbaldo Hernandez said on March 6, 2017
    I'm looking into starting up a solar panel cleaning business in Madera CA looking to get some information on what is needed to do so


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