How it Works
Here’s everything you need to know about getting your solar panels cleaned with SolarTidy.
- Booking your Appointment Online at SolarTidy.com
SolarTidy allows you to conveniently book your appointment online (up to 42 panels). Please select from the available times/dates. We generally have availability 7 days a week from 8 am – 6 PM. From the shopping cart screen, please apply your coupon for an instant discount. If you do not have a coupon, please see our coupons page for current coupons. Once you book your appointment, we’ll send you a confirmation email and a reminder email 24 hours before your appointment.
If you have a commercial building with solar panels or a larger residential installation with between 43-300 panels, please use our Commercial and Larger Residential appointment calendar. We can do cleanings as low as $2 per panel.
- The ProPlus Solar Panel Cleaning Process
On the day of your cleaning appointment, your trained, licensed, and insured cleaner will use our ProPlus Di-ionized water treatment to clean your panels using specialized solar panel friendly brushes. This is a 100% chemical free De-ionized specialized method that provides a spot and blemish free finish and allows your panels to operate at their maximum capacity, optimizing their efficiency so you can receive the most financial benefits from your investment. In fact, this method keeps your panels clean up to 10 times longer than standard cleaning.
Water fed pole cleaning is a soapless method of cleaning solar panels. Tap water is filtered through a pure water system and completely purified, which is then fed through a tube, attached to a brush at the end of a pole. The specialized cleaning brush is used to scrub the solar panels; it lightly agitates the surface and breaks down dirt, salt, and mildew. The pure, de-ionized water will attract the dirt and lift it from almost any surface, eliminating any need for soap, leaving your solar panels streak-free and shining.
Shown above; one of the SolarTidy servicers providing the ProPlus Di-ionized water treatment.
- The Time & Process to Complete Your Solar Panel Cleaning
It typically takes between 40 and 90 minutes to clean your panels with more time needed for larger systems and based on panel location. As part of this time, it will take 20-30 minutes for your servicer to get setup (brushes, Di-ionized water tank, hoses, ladder, etc.). Your servicer will take another 10-20 minutes to complete the optimal performance inspection which is our 25 point inspection of each panel for any damage or other issues. This will also include a series of before/after photographs of your system. The actual cleaning process will take only 15-40 minutes. Your servicer will strive to be time efficient and perform the job at the highest standards to ensure you receive optimal results. Please note that we will not dry the panels using towels as we will not use any equipment that may scratch your solar panel investment. This means it may take 10-15 minutes to dry, yet the Di-ionized water treatment will not leave any harsh water spots.
- The Before/After Experience
Notice the before/after difference. This is how you will optimize your solar panel performance to save you a ton of money! Dirty panels is the main reason many customers have to pay their power company a true-up each year. The installer projected your solar output based on the panels performing at maximum performance for the entire year. Once they get dirty, they can lose up to 30% of their output (if not cleaned in 1-2 years). We’ve seen panels that haven’t been cleaned in 6+ years that were losing 65%+ output.
To read more stories from our customers and see additional before/after pictures, please see our blog.
- Guaranteed Results
Your overwhelming satisfaction is our #1 goal. If for any reason you are unsatisfied, please contact us asap using the contact form at the bottom of the page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll do our best to make everything right. If we’re unable to do this, we’ll gladly refund your money.
- Can you clean my windows too?
Yes. Our sophisticated brushes and Di-ionized water treatment can also be used to clean your exterior windows, leaving them with an amazing spot-free sparkling clean look. Packages start at $100! Please see our Window Washing Page for more information.