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Choose ClearSky North Lanarkshire’s Best Solar Panel Cleaners



ClearSky have been providing exterior property cleaning and maintenance services for commercial and residential property owners in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire and Glasgow and the surrounding areas (Coatbridge, Motherwell, Cumbernauld, Chapelhall…)  for years. During this time we have seen many of our regular customers install solar panels on their business and homes. Naturally ClearSky started to offer our customers cleaning maintenance for their systems, however what surprised us the most was that in general most were unaware of the benefits of cleaning maintenance for their solar panels, in fact most said they were sold the system as cleaning and maintenance free.


Solar Photovoltaic panels have been around for many years. In fact the first observed Photovoltaic effect took place way back in 1839. However, the modern day solar panel as we know it today has developed over the last 50 years with the last 5 years really accelerating due to the advancement in technology efficient panels and lower production costs.


Solar PV (photovoltaic) panels work by emitting light into the solar panels cells. Naturally the more light that hits a panel, the more power it will generate. Due to the angle required for solar panels to work effectively, they are prone to natural external elements such as bird droppings, general dust and dirt and in the unavoidable pollution in the air. This dirt dust and pollution reduces the amount of light hitting the panel and reduces its efficiency and output.


Claimed by solar panel manufacturers and installers are based on the optimum performance of clean solar panels, the build-up of dirt can adversely affect the panel’s ability to meet those projections. Therefore, it is important to clean solar panels in order to ensure maximum efficiency, it will also protect and maintain your investment.

Clean efficient solar panels will also assist in maximizing your return on the government feed-in tariff.



Whilst rainwater is better than mains tap water for cleaning, it still has impurities contained in that prevent a completely clean panels, rainwater carries minute airborne dust particles that clings to the panels when the rain water evaporates. The high levels of dust smog and pollution in London adds to the inefficiency of rainwater for solar panel cleaning.


Most studies prove that cleaning improves the efficiency of Solar PV panels, whilst it is debated in some countries with different climates, it is acknowledged that the solar PV equipment located in UK climate benefits from regular professional cleaning.

Potential efficiency increases that have been achieved

Residential installation up to 20%
Large Industrial Commercial Sites up to 50-60%

Most solar panel manufacturers and installation companies have made cleaning and maintenance a condition of their warranty. These means should you encounter problems with your solar panels, your equipment may not be covered under warranty if you are unable to provide proof of regular solar panel cleaning. Our knowledge and experience of solar panel warranties on comparison gives the same guidance, regular solar panel cleaning ensures your equipment is covered by their warranty.

Google Recommends

It probably would not surprise you that technology giant Google have solar PV panels installed at their Silicon Valley headquarters in Mountain View California, he may however surprise you that they were inquisitive to understand if Solar PV Panel cleaning was essential to ensure the efficiency of their 1.6 MW installation. Having carried out an initial clean (15 months after Installation) on a selection of panels. The Initial clean instantly double the output, they carried out a second clean 8 months later, the overall verdict from Google is that cleaning can increase the efficiency up to 36%. In their own words we found that cleaning these panels is the #1 way to maximize the energy they produce” so there you have it google officially recommends Solar Panel Cleaning.

Greater Glasgow 

You live in the Greater Glasgow Area– Ironic that you have chosen a system that is green produces energy with zero emissions yet you are surrounded by dust grime and pollution naturally (or should we save say not so naturally) produced by a big city. Unfortunately one of the few downsides to living in the urban area is  dirt grime and pollution is the #1 detriment to your Solar PV panel installation.

Why Solar panel cleaning Airdrie?

Clearsky have been providing exterior cleaning and maintenance commercial and residential properties in Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and the surrounding areas for years. We provide a range of services at low affordable rates. Our services include window cleaning, roof cleaning, gutter cleaning, power washing and of course solar panel cleaning.


Clearsky are able to offer low competitive rates for solar panel cleaning, this is because we are able keep our operational cost low by offering a range of services across Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and the surrounding areas. Many of our customers have commented on how expensive Solar panel Cleaning companies are, generally this is due to them being primarily focused on large solar farms and large industrial scale installations meaning they have high overhead costs and are generally UK based rather than specific location/region.

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Do your solar panel look dirty?

Are they starting to work less effectively? Would you like your panels to be cleaned with de-ionized water that leaves them smear and spot free? Then let Clearsky solar panel expert safely clean your panels for you. We use soft-bristled brushes to ensure all dust and dirt is gently lifted from the panels and jets of pure water will rinse the surfaces clean. Our ECO-friendly organic cleaning solutions leave no residues, so you can be sure of a clean that will maximize and maintain the efficiency of your solar panels

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