SOLAR PANEL CLEANER
Some would have you believe that an occasional rain storm will effectively clean your solar panels. Well here in Washington it rains all the time and we still have to regularly wash our cars so that theory doesn't seem to hold water.
Industry reports say the lack of scheduled cleanings can cause solar panels to lose 15 - 25% of their efficiency and increase a solar cells pay back time by 3 - 5 years.
Self cleaning systems are one option but not only do they present a substantial investment they share one inherent flaw with rain storms - they leave water deposits on solar panels. These deposits will not be removed with subsequent cleanings with soap and water.
After we realize a good cleaning is called for the next step is to choose a product that will not only be safe for solar panels or skylights but will also be safe for the building, the ecology and our families and employees.
Many companies have begun implementing the cleaning of solar arrays
as part of long term capital investment programs.
Even more promising for the cleaning entrepreneur will
be the continuing growth of residential solar panel applications
Whatever the size of the solar panel application, the height of the job or sophistication of the cleaning implements one product will provide you with all of the cleaning power you need while helping you to keep an eye on your bottom line, your safety and the health of the ecology and that is WINSOL Solar Brite. Our 40 years experience in producing the finest commercial cleaning products available will help you shave time and effort from solar panel cleaning jobs of any size.
SOLAR INSTALLATION INSPECTIONS
Inspect the solar panels on a regular schedule (how often will depend on your location and manufacturer's warrantee requirements). Look for signs of any debris or dirt and check that all connections are tight.
Frequency of inspections will vary depending upon any special conditions in your area (high winds or dusty areas should be inspected more frequently, perhaps 2 - 4 times per year).
Special consideration should be given to any bird droppings, fallen leaves and/or water spotting as they can seriously impact panel efficiency and in the case of water spotting lead to permanent damage in the form of glass etching. We offer suggestions for these special types of cleaning problem below.
Special attention should be given to frames and hardware on an annual basis as modern installations are designed to function for 30 years but only if properly maintained.
Solar panels are usually installed on roofs or other high places. Shown proper caution when working on ladders and high pitched roofs.
SOLAR PANEL CLEANING ECONOMICS
Typical residential installations are averaging 35K - 40K which means it is important to maintain as much efficiency as possible to make the investment worthwhile. US Department of Energy figures show that windborne dust alone can reduce panel efficiency by 7%. When water spotting/streaking, fallen leaves and bird droppings are considered it is not unusual to see annual buildups reducing efficiency by 15 - 25%. When considered against the cost of the installation this drop in output translate into 5,250 - 10,000 dollars of lost value. This figure is easily offset by the reasonable cost of cleaning the panels once or twice a year. Of course these numbers can be much greater when looking at larger commercial installations.
WINSOL Solar Brite is formulated to meet our exacting GREEN PLUS+ Standards
GREEN PLUS+ STANDARDS
Phosphate Free pH Neutral a Biodegradable Surfactants No Heavy Metals
Chlorine Free High Concentrate Dye and Fragrance Free Recyclable Container
Low VOCís Phenol Free Petroleum Distillate Free Carcinogen Free
SOLAR BRITE PROPERTIES:
TYPE Anionic Surfactant Blend
COLOR Straw to Amber
WEIGHT PER GALLON 8.74 LBS
FREEZING POINT 35 degrees
pH 7.0 - 8.
SOLUBILITY IN WATER 100%
Solar Brite Pricing
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Heavy duty panel and frame cleaning, mix 1 part of Solar Brite to 2 parts of water. Scrub with window washing sleeve or lambs wool applicator using moderate scrubbing and rinse with water. (for hard water areas a DI water rinse may be advisable)
Moderate or greasy panels use at a ratio of 1 part Solar Brite to 16 parts of water. Clean and rinse as above.
Light duty or maintenance cleaning use at a ratio of 1 part Solar Brite to 32 parts of water. Clean and rinse as above.
Some jobs may offer more of a challenge than just dirt and grime. If heavy bird droppings are a problem give WINSOL Dirty Bird a shot. Our exclusive blend of bacterial ingesters make short work of heavy staining without you having to do the hard work yourself. You can find it by following this link: WINSOL DIRTY BIRD
Mineral deposits from rain, pollution or poor rinsing after washing may leave spots or streaking that are not water soluble. If this is a problem use: Crystal Clear 550
"I wasn't the first kid on my block to install a solar cell array but I'm the first one to add cleaning them to my business."
"Ecologically sound cleaning of eco-saving solar panel technology was an easy sell in my area."
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"I was happy to find a do-it-yourself answer for cleaning my 1 year old solar panels.'
"Solar panel cleaning is my choice for add on business."
"My solar array panels came clean as easily as you promised."
"Very happy with the ease I was able to clean my solar panels and skylight."
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