Panel Cleaning



Regular cleaning is essential to maintain the efficiency and longevity of your solar panels.

At Velocity Solar, we offer professional solar panel cleaning services to ensure your panels are free from dirt, debris, and other contaminants that can reduce their performance.

Why Clean Your Solar Panels?

Solar panels are exposed to the elements and can accumulate dirt, dust, bird droppings, and other debris over time. This buildup can block sunlight and significantly reduce the panels’ efficiency.

Here are key reasons to keep your solar panels clean:

  • Maximise Energy Production: Clean panels absorb more sunlight, leading to higher energy output.
  • Extend Panel Lifespan: Regular cleaning helps prevent long term damage and degradation.
  • Maintain Aesthetic Appeal: Clean panels look better on your property, contributing to property appeal.
  • Ensure Warranty Compliance: Many manufacturers require regular cleaning to maintain warranty coverage.
  • Increase Savings: By maintaining peak efficiency, you maximise your return on investment.

Our Professional Cleaning Process

At Velocity Solar, we use specialised equipment and techniques to safely and effectively clean your solar panels. Our process includes:

  • Initial Inspection: Assessing the condition of your panels to identify any existing issues.
  • Soft Brushing: Gently scrubbing the panels to remove dirt and debris without causing damage.
  • Rinsing: Thoroughly rinsing the panels to ensure a spotless finish.
  • Final Inspection: Conducting a post cleaning inspection to ensure all panels are clean and functioning optimally.

Benefits of Choosing Velocity Solar

When you choose Velocity Solar for your panel cleaning needs, you benefit from:

  • Experienced Technicians: Our team consists of trained and experienced professionals who understand the intricacies of solar panel maintenance.
  • Safety First: We prioritise safety and use appropriate equipment and methods to clean your panels without causing damage.
  • Local Expertise: As a Geelong based company, we understand the specific environmental factors that can affect solar panels in our region and surrounds.
  • Comprehensive Services: In addition to cleaning, we offer a full range of solar maintenance repair services to keep your entire system in top condition.
  • Customer Satisfaction: We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and ensuring our clients are fully satisfied with our work.
Panel Cleaning


Ensure your solar panels are always operating at peak efficiency with our professional cleaning services.

Contact Velocity Solar today to schedule your panel cleaning and keep your solar investment shining bright, give us a call on (03) 5243 8364.

Are solar panels useless on cloudy/rainy days? 

Solar panels will work nearly all day every day between sun rise and sunset. It will take a small amount of time for your solar system to have enough solar production to make the inverter register the output but when up and running solar panels will still produce power even if it’s raining all day. It will not be the best production but a 250-watt solar panel in rainy conditions will still output around 10-20 watts. If this was a 5kw solar system then the production would still be around 200 to 400 watts of power in the most unsuitable conditions. Ideally panels do work there best when in full sun and this will always be preferable. I wouldn’t be turning on the Spa and hopping that the solar production would cover the energy usage on a cloudy day but it would cover most of your idle standby power in the house and reasonable amount of lighting in non-ideal conditions.

How often should solar panels be cleaned? 

A contentious question that is hard to answer. In general, the cleaner you keep your panels the more yield you will receive from the solar panels, the cleaner the surface and less dirt and or dust or debris on the panel the greater power that the panel is able to produce. Panels are within reason self-cleaning, If a panel has a relative pitch then the general weather conditions will offer a reasonable amount of cleaning, it won’t clean the backed on or hard to remove dirt and pollen but will clean most basic dust on a regular basis when it rains. Most installers and or companies suggest that every year or every second year is a good timeframe to get your panels cleaned. The only thing to note is that it costs money most of the time to get your panels cleaned and you need to make sure that the cost of the cleaning doesn’t out way the benefit of cleaning the panels.

Does a grid connected solar system need maintenance?

In general no. Most of the major components can be set and forget items. Solar panels may need to be cleaned but will function without fault if they are never touched. Most solar railing systems will only need to be touched if they are close the salt water and corrosion accrues or extra panels are required. Solar inverters nowadays are mainly made in a fashion that if anything ever goes wrong with the inverter it will require a replacement inverter to be installed or a service technician and no attention from the client will be needed for this as well. I general check-up of the system is advisable roughly every 3 years in conjunction with letters that some DNS (electrical distributers) send out advising that its good to make sure your system is safe and that all components are in good working condition.

Get in contact with us today to find out more information for maintaining your solar system.

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