Once you have solar energy panels installed on your home, make sure that you keep them clean. Many people do not realize a cleaner panel will attract more of the sun's energy. Depending on the area you live in, you should wash your panels every two to four weeks or so.
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In conclusion, the environment and you, in general, can greatly benefit from solar energy. Take advantage of a natural resource that benefits everyone. Use these tips to help with your energy usage.