Should you clean your solar panels? The short answer is – yes, absolutely! A longer answer is that dirty soiled panels are just another type of shaded solar panels, and shaded solar panels produce less power and experience long term component breakdown. Getting your solar panels cleaned the right way is one of the best things you can do to ensure their long term health and production. As the solar industry matures, solar owners are discovering that regular cleaning and preventative maintenance can save them money over the life of their system in production losses. Regular inspections, cleanings, and routine maintenance can help keep your solar energy system running at peak performance and add value to your long term investment.