Solar panels work by absorbing sunlight with photovoltaic cells, generating Direct current (DC – is the constant flow of Electric Charge from high to low Potential energy and then converting it to usable Alternating current(AC – an electric current which periodically reverses direction, in contrast to direct current which flows only in one direction) energy with the help of inverter technology. AC energy then flows through the home’s electrical panel and is distributed accordingly.
A solar panel works by allowing photons, or particles of light, to hit electrons free from atoms, creating a flow of electricity. The panel’s photovoltaic cells convert the energy from the sunlight to electricity. This direct current (DC) electricity is then converted to alternating current (AC) by an inverter.
Solar panels can work for decades so long as they are properly maintained.
How do I do this?
-You can use a Hose to direct water to wash the surface of the panel to remove dust.
-Fill a bucket or spray bottle with warm water and soap and swipe on the surface of the panel.
-Solar panels can be very hot especially when or where the Sun is at its peak. To avoid burns, it is advisable you clean your solar panels very early in the morning or at evenings, or a day when the Sun isn’t at its brightest.
-You may also need to check with your Solar panel manufacturer to know what works for your own Solar panel. They might have specific or special recommendations for cleaning.
NB – If you need to climb the Roof of a building to clean your panel you might want to call professional to handle this for you. Always remember safety first.
The aim of cleaning is to make the Solar panel work more efficiently and charge faster.
We can’t over emphasize that Solar panels save you from noise or respiratory pollution, aside those two it also saves you a lot of money we discussed in one of our previous articles.