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Solar Panel Cleaning by Pressure Washed South East Qld: Ensuring Efficiency and Safety

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South East Queensland has witnessed a surge in the adoption of solar panels by 200% in the last 3 years, taking advantage the region’s abundant sunlight. As Solar panels become an integral part of the renewable energy landscape, “Pressure Washed South East Qld” steps in to ensure they operate at peak efficiency. Our commitment extends beyond mere cleaning; we’re here to protect your green energy investment by ensuring they generate as much power as possible.

A study by the University of California, found that cleaning solar panels can increase their energy production by up to 20%.

The Need for Professional Solar Panel Cleaning

Ensuring optimal performance and longevity of your solar panels is vital! Dirt, debris, animal droppings and organic growth on your panels will  hinder their efficiency, reducing their power generation capacity. With our professional cleaning services, you’re safeguarding against potential surface damage and ensuring your panels serve you electricity for years to come.

Our team not only provides specialized equipment and the expertise to clean without causing damage, but can also identify minor issues before they become major problems. Additionally, for those mindful of warranty stipulations, our services ensure you’re always in compliance. Choose “Pressure Washed South East QLD” for a more powerful, cleaner energy future.

How much does Solar panel Cleaning Cost?

The cost of solar panel cleaning varies based on several factors, including the number of panels, location, the height of the building, the difficulty of access, and the overall quantity of panels that need cleaning, all of which play a significant role in determining the final cost.

How Much Can Clean Solar Panels Save You?

Graph displaying the difference between clean solar panels and dirty solar panels

Above is a graph comparing the performance of clean and dirty solar panels over a year in Southeast Queensland:

  • The teal line represents the performance of a clean solar panel.
  • The red dashed line represents the performance of a solar panel that is dirty enough to generate 20% less power.

Determining the Right Cleaning Frequency

South East Qld’s warm climate means our solar panels are working most days of the year. With sunshine comes the inevitable build-up of dirt, grime, organic growth and bird droppings. While rainfall can wash away some of this, relying solely on nature can be a costly mistake. Regular visual inspections are vital in identifying damaged panels and wiring. If panels appear dirty or have noticeable deposits, it’s time to call in the cleaning experts. Our team can also advise on a tailored and periodic cleaning schedule based on your specific location and surroundings.

Pressure Washed South East Qld’s Safety First Approach


 General Safety Protocols

 At “Pressure Washed South East Qld,” we prioritize safety. Before any cleaning task, our team ensures safe access to the roof, the use of fall restraints and the complete shutdown of the solar system. Our Safety standards eliminate potential falls from height and electrical risks. We also monitor weather conditions, avoiding operations during high winds or rain which will create added hazards and danger. 

Expertise in Height Safety

Climbing onto roofs, especially in varied structures common in South East Qld, requires expertise. Our team is trained in ladder safety, ensuring stable setups and avoiding overreaching. We wear non-slip footwear, vital for the varied roof types in our region. Additionally, our working at heights fall restraint systems are a testament to our commitment to safety. We don’t just protect your panels; we ensure our team’s safety too.

Equipment Handling

With advanced equipment comes the responsibility of handling it safely. Our experts ensure that all tools and cleaning materials are secured with lanyards, preventing accidental drops or mishandling. We also maintain a safe distance from overhead power lines and other delicate roof installations, ensuring no damage to your property.

Here are some additional statistics on the growth of solar panels in SEQ:

  • In 2022, the average household in SEQ with solar panels saved $1,000 on their electricity bills.
  • Solar panels generate enough electricity to power over 1 million homes in SEQ.
  • The solar industry in SEQ employs over 10,000 people.


Our Cleaning Process

Timing is essential for solar panel cleaning. We try to conduct cleaning during early mornings or late afternoons when the sun’s intensity is reduced, minimizing potential panel damage. Our team use only professional equipment: soft bristle water brooms to avoid scratching, environmentally-friendly detergents that won’t harm your panels or the environment, and if required professional high pressure cleaners that ensure a thorough clean without damage to your panels or building. The process we use is: Soap your panels with our Biodegradable Soap, followed by a thorough water broom scrub and then a final rinse clean.

Benefits of Choosing Pressure Washed South East Qld

Choosing Pressure Washed South East Qld for your cleaning needs comes with a myriad of benefits. Firstly, we offer fair and competitive pricing, ensuring that clients get the best value for their money without compromising on the quality of service. Our commitment to safety is unparalleled; We prioritize the well-being of our staff and your property, employing best practices to ensure a hazard-free experience.
With our team’s expertise and advanced equipment, we promises quick job completion, minimizing any disruptions to your daily routine. What’s more, We stand behind the quality of our work with a satisfaction guarantee, ensuring that all clients are happy with the results. In addition to our main services, we also offer pressure cleaning services, making us a versatile choice for various cleaning needs. Opting for Pressure Washed South East Qld means choosing excellence, efficiency, and dedication.

Frequently Asked Questions About Solar panel Cleaning

  1. Why is it important to clean solar panels?

    A. Regular cleaning ensures that your solar panels function at their optimal capacity. Dirt, dust, bird droppings, and other debris can obstruct sunlight, reducing the efficiency of your panels, and reducing the free power you receive.

  2. How often should solar panels be cleaned?

    A. While it depends on your location, environmental conditions, and wildlife, generally, it’s recommended to clean solar panels at least once or twice a year to maintain their efficiency.

  3. Can I clean my solar panels myself?

    A. Yes, many homeowners choose to clean their panels. However, it’s essential to use the correct equipment, cleaning techniques and follow safety guidelines to avoid damaging the panels or injuring yourself. If unsure, it’s best to hire a professional.

  4. What cleaning agents are safe for solar panels?

    A. It’s recommended to use mild, biodegradable soap mixed with water. Avoid abrasive materials and harsh chemicals as they can damage the panels or leave behind residues.

  5. Do rainstorms clean solar panels effectively?

    A. While rain can wash away some loose dirt, it often doesn’t remove all contaminants, especially if there are bird droppings or sticky residues. Regular cleaning, beyond relying on rain, is advised.

  6. How much energy loss can be expected from dirty solar panels?

    A. It can vary, but dirty solar panels can lead to a 15-25% drop in efficiency. In extreme cases, where panels are significantly covered, the energy loss can be even more.

  7. Is it safe to use a pressure washer to clean solar panels?

    A. It’s generally not recommended. The force from a pressure washer can damage the panels or the seals around them. A gentle wash with a soft brush and soapy water is more appropriate.

  8. What’s the best time of day to clean solar panels?

    A. Early morning or late afternoon, when the sun isn’t too intense, is ideal. Cleaning during cooler times ensures that the soapy water doesn’t dry up too quickly on the panels, and is more comfortable for the cleaners.

  9. Can I walk on solar panels during cleaning?

    A. No, walking on solar panels will damage them. It’s essential to be cautious and avoid putting weight or pressure on the panels.

  10. How can I determine if my solar panels need cleaning?

    A.Regular visual inspections can help. If there’s visible dirt, dust, or other residues on the panels, it’s time for a cleaning. Monitoring the energy output can also indicate when efficiency drops due to dirt accumulation.



Solar panels are your long-term investment in free electricity and a greener future. To ensure they provide optimal returns, regular professional cleaning is crucial. “Pressure Washed South East Qld” is not just a service; it’s a pledge. A pledge to provide unparalleled service, ensuring both the longevity of your panels and the safety of your home. Trust us to be the guardians of your green energy journey.

Written by: Mark B, Owner operator of Pressure Washed South East QLD


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