Author Archives: Gene Hunt

What happens if I don’t clean my solar panels?

Failure to clean your solar panels will result in their productivity dropping.  The loss is cumulative.  Can it be reduced by hosing off the solar panels with a hose or rain?  Sure, a little.  As noted in a previous article, hosing off panels or simply allowing rain to be the only effort at cleaning will […]

How often should I clean my solar panels?

It depends.  As I mentioned in the previous article, where do you live?  Our company is located in the California.  It is not unusual for us to have wind gusts up to 50 MPH which blows the desert sand (actually pulverized granite) over the panels.  Heliotex is located in Palm Desert, CA in the desert […]