Are your solar panels costing you money?
Belinda Hayes – EcoKleenSolar Redlands North (February 2021)
Solar is a revolutionary way of harnessing the sun’s energy and converting it for everyday use. With Australia as one of the sunniest continents in the world, it is estimated that more than 3 million Australian homes will have Solar installed by the end of 2021.
Clean Energy Council’s Chief Executive, Kane Thornton says, “homes with rooftop solar installed are saving on average, about $540 per year on their electricity bills”, with Queensland continuing to be the forerunners of solar installation across the nation.
Like any permanent fixture of your home, though, you need to ensure that you are maintaining your investment to secure the most reward financially, and this involves regular cleaning and inspection of your system.
Belinda Hayes and Joshua Wargent of EcoKleenSolar Redlands North are leading the way in aftermarket solar care, ensuring that solar warranties are maintained to enhance the longevity of your system, maximise your energy output and make more from your solar.
Most solar warranties state the requirements for aftermarket maintenance and care conditions of your panels, including annual (or in some cases, semi-annual) cleaning and inspection of your panels, by a suitably qualified person.
Joshua from EcoKleenSolar Redlands North says “most customers are not aware of their obligations under their warranty conditions or have installed solar and assume the rain cleans the panels. But this is not the case. Any environmental factors such as dirt, dust, grime, bird droppings, lichen or even salt air will decrease the capacity of your solar panels to work at their full potential, leading to an increase in your power bills and thereby canceling the benefit of your investment”.
In just the past few months Belinda & Joshua have seen panels with burnt-out cells, shattered glass, microcracks, delamination, chewed wiring, or even excess shading, all where the owners were unaware of the issues concerning their panels. With their help, though, Belinda says “we are able to work with our clients to recommend suitable repairs to their system, resolve any concerns and reinstate their energy output, therefore generating the most out of their solar performance”.
EcoKleenSolar Redlands North offers full cleaning services of your panels, as well as visual and thermography inspections, with full written reports (and even bird proofing of your modules to keep away the nesting of pigeons under the panels). Using only deionised water with no chemicals or detergents, they are ensuring that your investment is maintained while offering peace of mind and reinforcing that you are making the most from your solar.
Book in for your clean and inspection today with a fully accredited and insured team. Your local professionals in after-market solar care
EcoKleenSolar Redlands North
0421 487 999