Professional Solar Panel Cleaning in Tauranga

Improve the performance of your solar panels with our professional cleaning services in Tauranga, New Zealand. Our eco-friendly cleaning solutions help to remove dirt and grime, ensuring maximum energy efficiency for your home or business.​

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Family Owned & Operated

Eco Shine Solar was founded and is operated by 3 brothers from the Bay of Plenty!

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Eco Friendly

We use a pure water system to clean your solar panels, free of nasty chemicals.

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Certified Professionals

We are trained and certified to conduct our work safely on residential solar systems.

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Solar Industry Experts

We have over 15 years of combined experience in the Solar industry.

Eco Shine Solar

Tauranga's leading Solar Panel Maintenance Experts

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We have been providing solar panel cleaning and maintenance services in Tauranga and its surrounding areas for the past 7 years.

With its growing economy and population, Tauranga is an ideal region for solar energy production, with an increase in residential solar systems as well as larger commercial roof top installations and plans for large scale solar farms.

With the increase of solar installations, it is important to educate people on the importance of regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Neglecting your solar panels can lead to a build-up of dirt, dust, and debris, which can affect their efficiency and output.

At Eco Shine Solar, we understand the importance of keeping your solar panels in top condition. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing high-quality maintenance services, including cleaning, bird-proofing, and inspection. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you keep your solar panels performing at peak efficiency.

Tauranga's Climate

Average Rainfall

1369 mm

Average Temperature

14.4 °C

Average Sun Hours

2250 hours

Peak Month

January: 262 hours

About Us

Eco Shine Solar is owned and operated by three brothers, Edwin, Sam, and Ben. All born and raised in the Bay of Plenty with a love for adventure and the outdoors.

Out of high school, we pursued a career in professional sports, representing New Zealand in beach volleyball and picking up a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Transferring our work ethic from the sand to the roofs has come naturally. Our goal is to be New Zealand’s leading solar maintenance company, helping everyday Kiwis get the most from their solar PV investment.

Industry Experts

Eco Friendly Products

Certified Professionals

Family Owned and Operated

The Ecoshine Solar Panel Cleaning and Maintenance Brothers

Our Solar Panel Cleaning and Maintenance Services in Tauranga

Solar Panel Cleaning and Maintenance Solutions for Your Home or Business

Professional Residential Solar Panel Cleaning

We provide you with regular professional cleaning services to keep your panels looking great and producing at their maximum output.

Commercial Solar Panel Cleaning Services

Maintaining the efficiency of your commercial solar panels is crucial for maximising the benefits of your solar system.

Utility Scale Solar Panel Cleaning Services

We offer specialised services to ground mount, rooftop and floating solar arrays.

Solar Panel Bird Proofing Solutions

We use purpose-built physical barriers to prevent birds from creating their nests, helping you protect your solar investment.

Clean Solar Panels Work Better

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Increased Energy Production

Having your solar panels cleaned regularly can improve their efficiency by up to 30%. A maintenance plan will ensure your panels are producing clean green energy for your household while looking great on your roof!

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Extended Solar Panel Lifespan

Over time dust, dirt, and other particulates can cause damage to your panels, wiring and seals. We make sure to conduct a thorough check of your system each time we clean to identify and fix any potential issues before they become a problem.

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Save Money On Your Energy Bill

Dirty solar panels not only look bad but lose you money! Regular cleaning results in lower electricity bills and cost savings over time. Not to mention regular cleaning can also lead to cost savings by reducing the need for repairs or replacements.

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How we clean residential solar systems

Ben shows how we clean a residential solar system, from setting up our pure water system to going through our maintenance check and outlining a couple of common issues we see impacting your solar system’s output. After this clean, we saw a 21% increase in system output.

How We Work

1 Book

Give us a call or fill out the form on our website, and we’ll give you a quote and book a time to come out!

2 Clean

We arrive, conduct a solar system and safety check, and get stuck in removing all the dirt and grime from your panels!

3 Report

We leave you with a detailed report and system health check + before and after photos for your records!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The frequency of cleaning residential solar panels in New Zealand depends on several factors, such as the location of your home and the amount of debris that accumulates on the panels. As a general rule, it’s recommended to clean residential solar panels at least once a year in New Zealand to ensure optimal performance.

If your home is located in an area with high levels of pollution or dust, or if there are trees nearby that drop leaves or other debris onto your solar panels, you may need to clean them more frequently. In some cases, it may be necessary to clean them every 3-6 months to keep them operating at their best.

The core factor of any professional solar panel cleaning service is pure water. Solar panels are prone to staining from mineralisation. New Zealand water supplies, be they council, tank, or bore, can all have heavy mineralisation content. There are many methods of making pure water, but none better than Reverse Osmosis. Many panel manufactures warranties exclusively state that pure water must be produced via RO/DI. Pure water produced through less sophisticated filtering methods such as deionization will still contain some heavy minerals. Most importantly, silica, which is responsible for the nasty white chalky stains to which many New Zealanders are accustomed. 

Curious how heavy your water supply is? Ask us on the job, and we can easily test and then show you the difference once it has passed through our RO/DI filter.

We use a range of synthetic and natural fibre brush heads, all specifically made for solar panels. Our lichen removal process is performed manually with special tools specifically designed for solar panels.

Depending on the angle, some solar arrays can be accessed from the ground. In most cases, ladder access and the use of a harness and anchoring point are the most practical options. Difficult pitches or large commercial buildings require an EWP.

Yes, you can, but there are some factors you should consider first.

Firstly, are you aware of the risk of electrocution? Are you aware of which parts of the PV system are most likely to electrocute you?

Some steps you can take to minimise the risk of electrocution are as follows:

– Doing a pre-visual inspection to ensure there are no cracked panels or damaged wires.

– Cleaning when the system is producing low amounts of electricity. For example, on a cloudy day or late in the afternoon.

– Wearing rubber-insulated gloves and footwear, plus not using any cleaning equipment that is a good conductor of electricity.

Now that you’re ready to clean, please consider the main factors that can permanently damage your PV modules and void your warranty. Brushes that are too rough, insufficient water flow, the use of chemicals, water containing high mineral content (heavy water), or the use of pressure washers/water blasters.

If you do opt to clean your own solar panels, we urge you to first read your panel manufacturer’s warranty. Cleaning guidelines are clearly outlined and will help you maintain your warranty and protect the longevity of your solar system.

Finally, please stay safe!

The weather in New Zealand, particularly heavy rainfall and wind, can help keep solar panels clean. However, panels will still eventually become dirty due to dust, bird droppings, pollen, and other environmental factors.

Lichen, moss, and mold are big issues given New Zealand’s geographical location. Regular cleaning is the only way to ensure optimum performance and protect against harmful environmental factors.

Yes, dirty solar panels can affect their performance and efficiency. Dirt, dust, pollen, lichen, moss, mold, and bird droppings can reduce the amount of light that reaches the panels, which in turn can reduce their output.

Regular cleaning can help maintain the efficiency of the panels and ensure they are working at optimal levels. An extremely important byproduct of regular cleaning is ensuring the solar system reaches its full lifespan. A system left to its own devices will eventually be host to lichen, moss, and mold. These can permanently damage the seals and cells. Leaving the modules susceptible to moisture ingress and hot spots.

Regular cleaning can help maintain the efficiency of the panels and ensure they are working at optimal levels. An extremely important byproduct of regular cleaning is ensuring the solar system reaches its full lifespan. A system left to its own devices will eventually be host to lichen, moss, and mould. These can permanently damage the seals and cells. Leaving the modules susceptible to moisture ingress and hot spots.