Semi-automated cleaning systems help to raise the yields of solar parks, large-scale rooftop installations or solar carports. And that even in regions where water is scarce – as demonstrated by a project in Jordan.
If you want to save on electricity costs – with or without PV – you should first eliminate devices and appliances that use too much of it. These include standby devices, incandescent light bulbs and water heaters.
The results of the annual and other cleaning sessions need to be logged in your installation’s documentation. At the end of the cleaning, you should recalibrate the yield data.
As a rule, work on the roof has to be secured by putting up netting or even scaffolding around the house. The risk for life is too high to ignore security measures.
Solar generators do not require maintenance. This myth has been around for years, but the truth is slightly different. But it is a job for professional experts!
Cleaning is the national pastime! We clean our flats, we clean our cars, some of us even clean our shoes – or our spectacles. Solar generators also occasionally need cleaning.
Ensibo, an independent provider of O&M services for solar power plants, offers a management software for optimising the yields of solar installations.
Whether solar panels become dirty depends on the local conditions. Under normal circumstances there should not be a problem, because the panels do not get dirty enough.
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