To achieve a variety of sustainability and energy preservation goals, many facilities, as well as residences, are installing solar panels to reduce their reliance on traditional power sources. To keep your investment operating at optimal efficiency, part of the post-installation costs includes regular cleaning and investment in the right solar panel cleaning equipment. Without regular cleaning, dirt and debris can build up on the panels, which over time can cause a delay in the activation of your panels and a net loss in power generation. It is reasonable to assume that solar panels can lose 15-25% of their efficiency if not cleaned properly.
Advantages of Unger Tools for Solar Panel Cleaning
While rainfall may be enough to remove thin layers of dust, regular cleaning is needed to remove heavier build ups of pollen, bird droppings, leaves, ash, and any hazy film that can form when smog or smoke hang heavy in the air. Unger offers a variety of solar panel cleaning tools that make the task at hand simpler, faster and safer. With these tools, you can:
- Perform solar panel cleaning in the shortest possible time;
- Increase the solar yield after cleaning; and
- Reach High Access cleaning points without the use of ladders
- Maintain and protect your significant investment.
Commercial Grade Solar Panel Cleaning Equipment
Regardless of how your solar modules are installed – flat, angled, on the ground, or high on roofs – Unger’s solar panel cleaning equipment is designed to deliver an effective level of clean without damaging the surface of the solar modules.
- Telescopic Poles
Many times solar panel installations have hard to access points on the roof, making it complicated to perform regular cleaning. Unger telescopic poles are available in 12 different lengths, allow the cleaning of windows, glass surfaces and solar panels up to 30 feet high. With an ergonomic grip and lightweight design, Unger's line of extension poles combines with a variety of cleaning attachments that allow you to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground.
- Solar Panel Cleaning Brush
Brushes are one of the most essential solar panel cleaning tools. When attached to an extendable waterfed pole, module cleaning can be carried out at greater heights. Pure water is pumped up these poles allowing the cleaner to loosen dirt and debris and rinse it away with pure water in one easy step.
- Pure Water Cleaning
Solar panel manufacturers recommend the use of distilled or de-ionized water to clean solar panels. Using mineral-rich water may leave behind deposits of particles, which can damage the modules over time and jeopardize the effectiveness of the system.
Cleaning with pure water is one of the safest, most effective and fastest methods in professional solar cleaning. Pure water cleaning involves tap water that has been stripped of naturally occurring minerals. Known as deionization, the water dries spot-free leaving surfaces professionally clean without the use of chemical additives.
The Unger HydroPower® Ultra Pure Water Cleaning System is the optimal solution for clean and fully functional solar panels. It uses pure water for a streak-free clean and a brush designed for safe use on solar panel surfaces.