Using WaterFed® to Clean Solar Panels

Amy LavinIndustry, Marketing, WaterFed®, Window Cleaning4 Comments

The invention of pure water cleaning systems, also known as Water-Fed systems, bring a safe, easy, and relatively cheap means of cleaning windows to the hands of large and small businesses alike (If you’re new to WaterFed®, we suggest you read this first to learn more, just click here. Then come on back to this post). But windows aren’t the only things you can clean with WaterFed® systems.

Did you know that they can also be used to clean solar panels and other opaque surfaces?

According to, “the United States has experienced an average growth of 40% in residential solar power usage…” and by the year 2050, “… a quarter of energy usage and supply may derive from solar power.” To collect all of this power created by the sun, the number of solar panels being installed and used will only continue to increase. And if you’re thinking this has nothing to do with your window cleaning business, consider these two reasons as to why you should use your WaterFed® system to clean solar panels. One of the best home improvements you can make to your home is to get solar panels.

Cleaning your clients’ solar panels is a great way to add more cleaning service options to your already existing clients without the need to purchase any new equipment. It also enables you to offer a service for a new clientele and expand your audience.
It is a way to differentiate your business from others. It gives your business a market edge because it is a service that has a growing need.
WaterFed is the best way to clean your clients solar panels!Window Cleaning Machine, a WaterFed system, used to clean solar Panels.Clean solar panels attain more energy from the sun.

Why Should Solar Panels Be Cleaned?

You know your business has the option to add solar panel cleaning to your repertoire, but why should your customers actually clean their solar panels? According to, a dirty solar panel can lose up to 20% of its output. And of course, for the sheer fact, that clean solar panels are more aesthetically pleasing, similar to windows.


The equipment itself used to clean windows with a WaterFed® system and that used to clean solar panels are one and the same. There is no need to buy any extra equipment if you’re already successfully cleaning windows with a WaterFed® system. In fact, unlike glass windows, the TDS (total dissolved solids) does not have to read 10 or below. It only has to read 40 or less, which in turn means that the filters in your WaterFed® system essentially don’t have to work as hard. You could clean those solar panels with an RO the only system or set up your current system to use it’s RO filter only by removing the DI filter (Note: you should keep the Carbon/Sediment filter attached). Systems like the SG1 and Phaser make this easy to do on the fly!

The Marketing

Ready to give it a go? Next time you’re at a client’s house that has solar panels installed, get ready for the best opportunity to market your business. Offer to clean their panels if they’d like as a trial for a new service you are offering. This way, the clients can have a conversation with you about why they might need those cleaned and decide if they would like to have it done in the future.

Solar energy is quickly becoming a cheap and accessible means of gathering energy and it just so happens that your window cleaning WaterFed® system works to clean these panels. Establishing your business now as a business that has had experience cleaning solar panels will not only benefit you in the future, but it will give you a market edge over your competition now. A WaterFed® system makes it easy and costs nothing to include in your service options. Opportunity is knocking, will you answer?

Has your business begun cleaning solar panels with WaterFed®? Comment below with any advice, marketing tips, or why you began adding that service to your business. 

4 Comments on “Using WaterFed® to Clean Solar Panels”

  1. Great article on solar panel cleaning. As the owner of Pure Light Window & Gutter Cleaning in Santa Cruz California, I can tell you that the solar industry is only growing in size. I was cleaning solar panels some two decades ago and nothing has changed the game like the water fed pole. The water fed pole has made cleaning solar panels much safer and more efficient in everyway. At the same time, it is a complete” green clean” as no chemicals or soaps are required.

    1. Patrick, the part of the panels that you’ll be cleaning is waterproof, since it’s exposed to rain and the like. We’d advise staying away from any other parts of the system and any other potential electrocution hazards. Basically, similar precautions to what you’d normally take while using a WaterFed pole.

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