Solar Panel Cleaning Market Worth $1 Bn by 2026: Report

The global solar panel cleaning market value is anticipated to surpass USD 1 billion by 2026, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights.

Solar Panel Cleaning Market

The global solar panel cleaning market value is anticipated to surpass USD 1 billion by 2026, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights. Growing end-user preference to adopt cleaner energy sources along with the introduction of smart solar panel cleaning technologies will stimulate product adoption. 

As per the study, the residential solar panel cleaning industry exceeded USD 48 million in 2019 and is set to witness over 8 percent CAGR through 2026. Solar module deployment, in recent years, has gained a significant momentum owing to favorable regulatory norms along with the rapid technological escalation. Reforms comprising subsidies, feed-in tariff, and incentives for grid-tied solar installations along with growing focus toward optimised power output will fuel the service adoption. In addition, authorisation of building codes and standards across various regions to integrate an energy-efficient infrastructural environment will boost the industry potential.

The study further added that the electrostatic solar panel cleaning market will grow owing to its ability to enhance power output by the application of high voltage, utilization of natural wing, and frequent operation before the dust deposition. Extensive applicability across mega solar power plants constructed in desert areas at low latitudes owing to the reduction of adhesion force and limited or no water usage will further augment the process demand. Low energy consumption with the utilisation of a small and potentially cost-effective voltage source along with a longer life cycle and higher durability are some major features propelling the industry scenario.

Key Highlights from the study;

  • Increased investments towards the development of solar power projects along with the introduction of automation in cleaning systems technology will spur the business growth
  • Increasing product demand owing to key benefits like reduction in electricity bills, environment-friendly and easy installation
  • Stringent environmental regulations along with lucrative government incentives & subsidies toward net metering and feed-in-tariffs will stimulate the industry growth
  • Key players operating across the market include Solar Service Professional, Ecoppia, Saint Gobain, Pacific Panel Cleaners and Solbright
  • Easy availability of solar panels as well as ongoing technological advancements across PV module cleaning systems will augment the business scenario.

The research further showed that the ongoing enhancements across existing water-based operations, allowing cost-effective cleaning along with the focus toward professional maintenance services will drive the industry growth. Furthermore, growing customer inclination toward efficient cleaning solutions along with the adoption of advanced technological equipment and lower cost structure will further drive the water brushes solar panel cleaning industry.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for