First Hand Advice on Cleaning PV Panels
Owning a PV system that powers your home and pool brings a certain magic to one’s home and lifestyle. Clean, free energy, delivered by the sun, powering lights, AC, appliances, pool equipment, and more.
Everyone is different when it comes to keeping things clean. For example, my car rarely gets washed and it drives find, but it looks like hell. I have no problem with this. When it rains, my car looks its best. When it gets really bad, I break down and have it cleaned.
Just because I treat my car this way, it does not mean, this is the best approach with my PV system. Here are some facts:
- A clean PV system, will out perform a dirty one. Some say as much as 10%. So, dirt could be costing you money.
- Rain does a great job of cleaning. Months without rain, debris will build up. Dirt, grime, bird poop, pollen, and even moss if you pay no attention to your collectors over time.
- If you have a one story home and your PV system is in clear view, you will know when your system needs some love. It will not look very good and its performance will be hampered. A one story roof is much easier to work on than a two story roof.
How to clean your system:
- Its best to have two people to clean the system. One person will have a hose to rinse the collectors and the second person will have a telescopic pole with a swivel on the end that has a firm and flat mop head on it and a soft pad.
- One person rinses while the other person mops.
- Before you get off the roof, let the collectors dry to make sure you have not missed any spots.
- Have a certified ladder that is positioned at a safe angle and is secured at the bottom and at the top.
- Walk carefully on your roof and never take your eyes off of where you are stepping next. Never walk backwards. Follow all OSHA regulations when working on a roof.
Call Suntrek if you would like us to clean your system for you.
The Comfort of Going Totally Solar
How to Go Solar: You Have Options
Nothing could make an energy-conscious homeowner, HOA, or business owner more satisfied than going “totally solar”. In any setting, Suntrek Solar has a solution to collect free solar energy while minimizing your utility bills. We call this solution the “Power of 3.”
Power 1: Solar Power.
Suntreksolar will install efficient solar panels to power electrical systems for any structure or purpose, including swimming pool equipment. Free energy from the sun will spin your electric meter backwards. In addition, a solar system will add to your property’s value without increasing your taxes.
Power 2: Solar Pool Heating.
Use Suntreksolar’s patented solar technology to keep your swimming pool warm and your spa hot, while your gas heaters stay off. In multi-family developments like HOAs, solar pool heating systems are ideal for community pools. What a great way to save money while staying warm and comfortable at the same time!
Power 3: Solar Water Heating.
Completing the “Power of 3” is using solar energy to provide an unlimited supply of hot water for showers or baths and washing clothes and dishes. Think how nice it will be, never running out of hot water and not paying those sky-high gas and electric bills.
In a typical residential installation, a “Power of 3,” system will pay for itself in 5 – 8 years. In multi-family developments like HOAs and apartments — or in commercial settings for the hospitality industry, government, schools, industrial & retail applications, even carport structures — the ROI on these projects is often less than 5 years and often 2-3 years.
In those situations, even if the budget for a solar system swells to a point where it is a challenge, financing programs can make your solar investment create a positive cash flow from day one.
So, whether you are a homeowner or business owner, what a great feeling you will have knowing you can use a solar energy system from Suntreksolar to power every aspect of your home or business. You will be using free, clean energy that will make relying on a power utility simply a backup plan.
Solar Electric Contractors Rely on Suntrek
Solar Electric Contractors rely on Suntrek for solar pool and hot water
You’re a PV designer and you have a new client to propose solar energy too. You just got off the phone with your new prospect after asking for 12 months of electric bills. You open up google, load up the address, zoom in, and you immediately see a solar pool heating system on the rear south facing roof. What do you do?
Suntrek Industries is the leading solar pool company in the industry with over 27,000 solar pool panel clients in California and Nevada. We are experts in all solar thermal products for solar pool heating and solar hot water systems.
Again, what do you do? Contact your Suntrek area representative. Suntrek will evaluate the age, condition, and type of system with you and your client so everyone can make informed decisions. The options are to modify the system and re-locate it to another roof, remove the system and haul it away, or consider a new solar pool and spa system that is custom designed to fit.
Suntrek is your partner to help you sell more PV systems when you have clients with Solar Pool and Solar hot water heating needs. Many clients have a swimming pool and want to purchase solar electricity /PV and a solar pool system. What is very important to your client, is they would rather work with one solar panel company. Suntrek makes that possible by being your partner, your subcontractor, for all of your solar thermal needs.
Suntrek’s business model is to never compete with our partners and to provide the expertise to make sure that your projects are executed professionally and seamlessly. This includes collaboration on all solar energy systems removal and roof repairs. Coordination with roof allocation with PV given the most efficient space because solar pool heating can function with lower performing roof orientation. Once your PV system design is complete, simply send us the plans, and we will provide completed plans that include solar pool and/or solar hot water systems. Our crews can work side by side or in concert. We will brand our crew and our vehicles as your company (shirts and magnetic signs supplied by you).
Let’s team up today.