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Solar Cleaning Solutions keeps solar panels sparkling
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Solar energy panels need to be cleaned often to maximize their efficiency, and Solar Cleaning Solutions aims to keep the panels of Stanislaus and Merced Counties shining. - photo by Photo Contributed

Type of business: Solar panel cleaning


Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.




Contact information: 209-261-3776


Specialty: Making clean energy cleaner


History of business:


These days, countless households have made the decision to go solar with their energy, adding solar panels to the roofs of their homes. These panels not only produce clean, renewable energy, but also can save homeowners significant cash when it comes to their energy bill. Solar energy panels do need to be cleaned, though, and that is where Solar Cleaning Solutions comes in.

Solar Cleaning Solutions is a family-owned business that was opened in June by Morgan Aue and her cousin Daniel Gallagher. The company, which serves Stanislaus and Merced counties, inspects and cleans all solar panel applications, including both commercial and residential customers.

“We offer safe, reliable and professional solar panel cleaning ensuring you that they will function at their most optimum level of performance,” said Aue.

While there are numerous options for cleaning solar energy panels, such as automated spray systems, systems that use an electric charge to lift dirt off of panels and even solar panel cleaning robots, they all tend to come at a hefty price. Solar Cleaning Solutions uses the best tried and tested method to clean solar energy panels – regular manual solar panel cleaning – at an affordable cost.

Solar panels are designed to capture sunlight and convert it to usable electricity. This job is best done when the solar panels are free of dirt and other buildup, since the more light that hits the panel, the more power it will generate. Regular cleaning of the panels increases their efficiency.

Solar Cleaning Solutions works on residential and commercial structures, along with leased or owned solar energy systems. The company uses products that are designed specifically for safe and professional solar panel cleaning, removing everything from dirt and bird droppings to hard water deposits and tree sap from energy panels. Standard solar panel cleaning includes a hand scrub with a brush followed by a de-ionized water rinse.

Solar Cleaning Solutions recommends quarterly cleaning of solar panels to keep them working as efficiently as possible. Cleaning prices are determined by the number of panels, location, frequency of cleaning and height of the building. To schedule a service, fill out an online quote form at Solar Cleaning Solutions’ website or call 209-261-3776.