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Do Solar Panels Need to be Cleaned. Sunbrush solar panel cleaner

    How the accumulation of dust, pollen, and bird droppings affects the energy production of a PV array

    By Peter Yost | June 21, 2018

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    I was at my brother’s house in Lee, New Hampshire, recently and looked up to see that his photovoltaic (PV) panels looked a bit dull (see Image #2 below). His PV array is easy to get to — the long north slope of his roof has a walkable 5:12 pitch — so we went up and took a closer look.

    It turns out that the PV industry calls the accumulation of dirt on a PV panel “soiling” or “fouling.” And maybe I should have stopped researching this issue when our own expert PV practitioner, Martin Holladay, told me: “I’ve read that the value of the increased electricity resulting from washing PV modules is too low to justify the cost of the labor required for the washing, except in desert areas of India, where labor is cheap, winds are dusty, and rain is infrequent. It’s certainly true that in Vermont, rain and snow take care of this issue. In 38 years, I’ve never washed a PV module.”

    But I just could not resist digging a bit deeper.

    Do PV companies factor in anything for soiling when predicting PV output?

    “Yes,” says Travis Genatossio, operations manager for ReVision Energy, the PV company that installed my brother’s system. “We use a modeling program called HelioScope that includes both soiling from pollen and dust as well as snow coverage. But we typically only run HelioScope for large commercial PV installations, not small residential systems.”


    This resource from Folsom Labs, the software company which developed HelioScope, states that soiling effects are a “user-defined input.” Canute Haroldson of Folsom Labs said, “Soiling is a user-defined input because it is not monitored using a universal monitoring system, so it cannot be automatically assigned. In addition, it depends on an extremely high number of variables that represent factors that cannot be monitored. Due to these conditions, soiling remains a user-defined input in HelioScope as that is the most accurate way to model it currently.”

    ReVision Energy has offered to run their HelioScope model for my brother’s PV array, but they haven’t completed the computer run yet. I will post the HelioScope results to this blog when we get them and particularly what they decided to use for annual soiling losses and why.

    Has anyone ever collected field data on soiling?

    This took some real digging, but yes, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) as well as researchers from the University of California-San Diego found representative annual PV output losses of approximately 7% due to soiling. (See the NREL report, “Best Practices in Photovoltaic Systems Operation and Maintenance.”) Since the studied sites were all in the West, ranging from San Francisco Bay to the U.S.-Mexican border, areas with more precipitation would most certainly have even lower typical annual losses.

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    One international study — “Effect of Dust Pollutant Type on Photovoltaic Performance” (published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, volume 41, 2015) — showed that the type of dust can make a big difference in soiling impacts (see Image #3 below). And the NREL report cited above identified bird droppings as particularly problematic because rain does not clean this material from panels (see Image #4).

    When might it be worth cleaning?

    It is no big surprise that the size of the array and its location figure significantly into whether or not cleaning is worth the effort. For a multi-megawatt PV installation, it can be worth cleaning the panels for a 7% increase in output. And ground-mounted arrays (the typical type of array used for most large PV installations) can be much easier to clean than roof-mounted ones.

    A bar graph and list of bullet points from a DOE Office of Indian Energy report, “The 5-Step Development Process; Step 5: Project Operations and Maintenance” (see Image #5), gives tips on optimizing cleaning schedules for large ground-mount arrays.

    How do you clean big arrays efficiently? There is no shortage of approaches: tractor-mounted cleaning arms (see Image #6), robot vacuums (see Image #7), track-mounted cleaning racks (see Image #8), and good old elbow grease (see Image #9).

    Research is being conducted on coatings or electrostatic charges that will keep PV panels clear of most types of dust. (For more information, see a 2017 article, “Reducing dust effects on photovoltaic panels by hydrophobic coating,” published in Clean Tech Environmental Policy, volume 19, pages 577-585). But none of these coatings that I found were ready for prime time.

    Final word

    I was tempted to give Martin the final rather than the “starting” word on this, but I get the final word this time.

    If you have a ground-mount or easy-to-access rooftop PV array and long periods without rain, you should think of PV panel cleaning as way more important than washing your car — but maybe less important than watering your garden.

    If you have a large PV array that sees a significant steady source of soiling (such as bird droppings, nearby dusty roads, etc.), you should look to panel cleaning for increased output.

    For all other situations, how you prioritize PV panel cleaning is likely to be correlated with how nice your car is, or how fastidious you are in general.

    In addition to acting as GBA’s technical director, Peter Yost is the Vice President for Technical Services at BuildingGreen in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes for more than twenty years. An experienced trainer and consultant, he’s been recognized as NAHB Educator of the Year. Do you have a building science puzzle? Contact Pete here. You can also sign up for BuildingGreen’s email newsletter to get a free report on insulation, as well as regular posts from Peter.

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    8 Комментарии и мнения владельцев

    gustave_stroes | Jun 21, 2018 11:16pm | #1 Degradation due to UV? I rarely see (have never seen) any article mention the degradation in PV output over time due to exposure to UV. On the satellites I used to design in a prior life, 12-14 years was about it. After this you would hit the knee of the output vs. time curve and total output would start to fall quite quickly. Now of course space has no atmospheric attenuation of solar energy, so things on earth won’t be as bad. But it surprises me how many folks have no idea that solar panels do have a limited lifespan.

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    Martin Holladay | Jun 22, 2018 04:03am | #2 Response to Gustave Stroes Gustave, You might want to read my article on this topic: Testing a Thirty-Year-Old Photovoltaic Module. In just two years, it will be time to take my 1980 module off the roof again for its 40-year check-up.

    lutro | Jun 22, 2018 03:02pm | #3 How hard is it? The presumption is that cleaning PV panels is labor intensive with little benefit. That presumption is correct, on average. But then again, the average American is dead. The average living homeowner doesn’t have any PV. Like most things, the specifics of one’s own situation, or even for the average GBA reader, may diverge strongly from a national average, and getting some useful guidance for non-average situations is what Green Building Advisor is all about. It would be great if GBA could provide some figures on a few divergent, but common scenarios. My installer said that cleaning my panels might yield 10-15% improvement in output. Perhaps this is true in my arid climate, where rain-washing is a rare event. The homeowner has an easier time judging the labor time needed in her/his not-in-India location. For ground mounted residential installations, cleaning the PV panels may be a five minute job with a garden hose. I’ve got three dual-axis trackers, so it takes me ten minutes to clean my 10 kW of PV panels, again using a hose. I enjoy doing it, from time to time.

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    Martin Holladay | Jun 22, 2018 03:25pm | #4 Response to Derek Roff Derek, Peter Yost may not have made his opinions clear, but I’m happy to provide mine. Use old-fashioned common sense. How can you tell if your panels are dirty? Look at them. How can you tell how easy it is to wash your panels? Wash them once and decide. Is the estimate of 15% degradation in output credible? Probably not, since estimates in dry, dusty California come in at 7% for dirty panels. You’re using common sense, Derek, so you’re OK. You also found an easy way to wash your array with a garden hose. All is good with the world.

    lutro | Jun 23, 2018 02:54pm | #5 The answer isn’t as trivial as it might seem I agree with the value of common sense, and that includes trying to find out the relevant data and details that affect different cases. The NREL paper that Peter cites on PV output reduction due to panel soiling says: In an area with heavy agricultural activity 0.36%/day is reported, and contrasted to a rate of 0.01%/day in a desert area void of agricultural, construction, or industrial activity. Large bird populations may result in losses accumulating as high as 0.5%/day and dust storms in places like India have reported losses accumulating at around 1.5%/day. So the range from the low to the high figures given in the study is a factor of 150 times. Agricultural activity is moderate where I live, and a factor not mentioned is the effect of cars driving on dirt roads, which generates a lot of dust in many rural areas like mine. If we take the 0.36%/day figure, panels could reach a 15% reduction in output within 15 days. This contrasts strongly with the article, which claims The survey’s findings are applicable more widely, Kleissl said. Pollution and dust levels in California are fairly representative of the rest of the United States. (the link is shown in photo 5 on this GBA page). I’d like to read the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and University of California-San Diego studies that Peter mentions, but they aren’t cited in the NREL paper that he linked, nor on the page. Common sense would suggest that when one researcher says reduction due to soiling varies by 150 times, and another says that the averages for California apply to the whole country, the problem may not be as trivial as it first appears. A given GBA reader may find that their site is quite different from the stated 7% average.

    DavidKellers | Jun 25, 2018 01:10am | #6 Cleaning Perhaps the solution is already out there. Window washing for most homes and commercial buildings has gone to the water fed pole system. Ultra purified water is a powerful solvent and what used to take hours and elbow grease now takes minutes and technology. In areas that do not have high risk for soiling you could have a window washer come out and wash your Windows and pv array once a year. In areas that are prone to high soiling purchasing your own system could cost 600 in soft water areas to 1600 in hard water areas. Not cheap but your Windows and car would always be clean.

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    Martin Holladay | Jun 25, 2018 08:33am | #7 Response to David Kellers David, I think that for most homeowners with a PV array, the question isn’t really How do I remove dust from my panels? After all, most people know how to wash their Windows or wash their car. The question is, Is it worth it? Most homeowners can figure that out pretty easily, I think, depending on how easy it is to spray their array with a garden hose or get up on their roof with a long-handled squeegee, and how busy they are. If your PV array produces 300 or 400 worth of electricity a year, you’re probably not going to buy 1,600 of equipment to clean your panels.

    Global Solar Panel Cleaning Market Size By Technology (Wet Cleaning and Dry Cleaning), By Process (Semi-Automated, Automated, Water Brushes, Electrostatic), By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Utility), By Mode of Operation (Manual and Autonomous), By Geographic Scope And Forecast

    Report ID: 304158 | Published Date: Mar 2023 | No. of Pages: 202 | Base Year for Estimate: 2021 | Format:

    Solar Panel Cleaning Market Size And Forecast

    Solar Panel Cleaning Market size was valued at around USD 663.75 Million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 1153 Million by 2030. growing at a CAGR of 6.47% from 2023 to 2030.

    As more and more people search for sustainable and clean energy sources, the demand for solar energy is rising quickly. As a result, more solar panel systems are being installed, which raises the demand for Solar Panel Cleaning Market. Solar panels may be made more efficient and have a longer lifespan with regular cleaning and maintenance. Owners of solar panel systems who can maximize their energy output and lower the need for pricey maintenance or replacements might see considerable cost savings. As technology advances, solar panels are becoming more efficient at converting sunlight into electricity. However, this also means that they require more frequent cleaning to maintain their performance. This drives demand for Solar Panel Cleaning Market.

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    Global Solar Panel Cleaning Market Definition

    The Solar Panel Cleaning Market refers to the industry that provides cleaning services for solar panel systems. Solar panels are designed to capture energy from the sun and convert it into usable electricity. Over time, solar panels can become dirty or covered in debris, which can reduce their efficiency and energy output. Therefore, regular cleaning and maintenance of solar panel systems are essential to ensure optimal performance.

    The Solar Panel Cleaning Market includes companies that provide cleaning services for solar panels, such as debris removal, pressure washing, and other maintenance services. These companies may also provide inspection and repair services, as well as the installation of new solar panel systems. The market serves a variety of customers, including residential, commercial, and industrial customers who have installed solar panel systems for their energy needs.

    Global Solar Panel Cleaning Market Overview

    Solar Panel Cleaning is the process of removing dirt, dust, and other debris from solar panels to ensure their optimal performance. Solar panels are designed to capture sunlight and convert it into electricity, but over time, they can become dirty and covered in debris, which can reduce their energy output. Regular cleaning and maintenance of solar panels are essential to ensure they operate at maximum efficiency. Cleaning can also help extend the lifespan of solar panels and prevent the need for costly repairs or replacements.

    The Solar Panel Cleaning Market refers to the industry that provides cleaning services for solar panel systems. Solar panels are designed to capture energy from the sun and convert it into usable electricity. Over time, solar panels can become dirty or covered in debris, which can reduce their efficiency and energy output. Therefore, regular cleaning and maintenance of solar panel systems are essential to ensure optimal performance. Solar Panel Cleaning can be done manually, using a soft-bristled brush or a specially designed cleaning tool.

    Alternatively, water-based cleaning methods can be used, such as pressure washing or spraying with a hose. Some companies also use robotic cleaning systems, which use specialized brushes or scrubbers to clean solar panels automatically. The global Market is growing rapidly, driven by factors such as the increasing adoption of solar energy, environmental concerns, and advancements in cleaning technology. The market is segmented by service type, mode of cleaning, application, and region, with key players including Ecoppia, Heliotex, Enel Green Power, and Karcher.

    Global Solar Panel Cleaning Market Segmentation Analysis

    The Global Solar Panel Cleaning Market is segmented on the basis of Technology, Process, Application, Mode of Operation, And Geography.

    Solar Panel Cleaning Market, By Technology

    Based on the Technology, the market for Solar Panel Cleaning is bifurcated into Wet Cleaning and Dry Cleaning. Wet cleaning technology is expected to make up the majority of the overall revenue share during the projected period. Wet cleaning technology is one of the most popular cleaning methods in the Solar Panel Cleaning Market. This technology involves using water, along with other cleaning agents, to clean solar panels. Wet cleaning technology can be used for both residential and commercial Solar Panel Cleaning. One of the advantages of wet cleaning technology is its effectiveness in removing stubborn dirt, grime, and other debris from solar panels. The water and cleaning agents help to dissolve and remove these contaminants, leaving the solar panels clean and shiny.

    Solar Panel Cleaning Market, By Process

    • Semi-Automated
    • Automated
    • Water Brushes
    • Electrostatic
    • Others

    Based on the Process, the market for Solar Panel Cleaning is bifurcated into Semi-Automated, Automated, Water Brushes, Electrostatic, and Others. The automated segment is anticipated to lead throughout the projected period. The use of automated cleaning systems is becoming increasingly popular in the Solar Panel Cleaning Market due to their efficiency, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness. These systems can save time and money compared to manual cleaning methods, and they can help maximize the energy output of solar panels by keeping them clean and free from debris.

    Solar Panel Cleaning Market, By Application

    Based on the Application, the market for Solar Panel Cleaning is bifurcated into Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Utility. Commercial applications are dominating the Solar Panel Cleaning Market due to the significant growth in the use of solar panels for commercial purposes. Commercial solar panels are larger in size and are often used in utility-scale solar farms, commercial buildings, and industrial applications. These larger solar panels are more difficult to clean and maintain than residential solar panels, making commercial cleaning services in high demand.

    Solar Panel Cleaning Market, By Mode of Operation

    Based on the Mode of Operation, the market for Solar Panel Cleaning is bifurcated into Manual and Autonomous. Autonomous mode of operation is estimated to make up the majority of the complete revenue share during the anticipated period. Autonomous cleaning systems can operate 24/7, which allows for more frequent cleaning and maintenance of solar panels. This can result in higher energy output from solar panels, leading to increased cost savings for businesses and households. Autonomous cleaning systems can reduce labor costs associated with manual cleaning methods. These systems can also minimize the need for specialized equipment and vehicles required for manual cleaning, resulting in additional cost savings.

    Solar Panel Cleaning Market, By Geography

    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Middle East and Africa
    • Latin America

    On the basis of Geography, the Global Solar Panel Cleaning Market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. The market is dominated by Asia Pacific, primarily by China, with around 35% market share. The Asia Pacific region is currently dominating the Solar Panel Cleaning Market and is expected to continue doing so in the coming years. This region includes countries such as China, Japan, India, Australia, and South Korea, which have experienced Rapid growth in solar energy installations over the past decade.

    One of the primary factors driving the dominance of the Asia Pacific region in the Solar Panel Cleaning Market is the significant investments being made in renewable energy. Many governments in the region have set targets for renewable energy installations, and solar energy is a significant part of these targets. This has led to a large number of solar installations across the region, creating a significant demand for Solar Panel Cleaning services.

    Key Players

    The “Global Solar Panel Cleaning Market” study report will provide valuable insight with an emphasis on the global market. The major players in the market are BladeRanger, Boson Robotics Ltd., Clean Solar Solutions, Ecoppia Scientific, Ecovacs Robotics, Heliotex,LLC, Indisolar Products Private Limited, kärcher türkiye, Kashgar Solbright Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd., Parish Maintenance Supply, Premier Solar Cleaning, LLC, Saint-Gobain Surface Conditioning, Serbot AG, Sharp Corporation, Solar Cleaning Machinery, SunBrush mobil GmbH amongst others. The competitive landscape section also includes information about the above competitors’ key development strategies, market share analyses, and market positioning analyses on a global scale.

    Key Developments

    • In 2021, Ecoppia announced a partnership with NTPC Limited, India’s largest power utility, to deploy their robotic cleaning technology at NTPC’s solar installations. This partnership will help NTPC optimize their solar plant performance and reduce water usage.
    • In 2020, Heliotex launched their new Solar Panel Cleaning System, which uses a waterless cleaning solution to clean solar panels more efficiently and reduce water usage. The system also features an IoT sensor that monitors the performance of solar panels and alerts users when cleaning is required.
    • In 2021, Karcher introduced their new iSolar 2.0 cleaning system, which uses robotic technology to clean solar panels automatically. The system is designed to clean solar panels quickly and efficiently, with minimal labor costs.
    • In 2020, Enel Green Power launched their new sustainable cleaning program for solar panels, which uses a waterless cleaning solution and reduces water usage by up to 90%. The program is part of Enel’s commitment to sustainability and reducing their environmental impact.
    • In 2021, Solar Cleaning Machinery launched their new SC3000 robotic cleaning system, which uses a specially designed brush to clean solar panels efficiently and effectively. The system can clean up to 2,500 solar panels per day, with minimal labor costs.

    Ace Matrix Analysis

    The Ace Matrix provided in the report would help to understand how the major key players involved in this industry are performing as we provide a ranking for these companies based on various factors such as service features innovations, scalability, innovation of services, industry coverage, industry reach, and growth roadmap. Based on these factors, we rank the companies into four categories as Active, Cutting Edge, Emerging, and Innovators.

    Market Attractiveness

    The image of market attractiveness provided would further help to get information about the region that is majorly leading in the global Solar Panel Cleaning Market. We cover the major impacting factors that are responsible for driving the industry growth in the given region.

    Porter’s Five Forces

    The image provided would further help to get information about Porter’s five forces framework providing a blueprint for understanding the behavior of competitors and a player’s strategic positioning in the respective industry. Porter’s five forces model can be used to assess the competitive landscape in the global Solar Panel Cleaning Market, gauge the attractiveness of a certain sector, and assess investment possibilities.

    Report Scope

    BladeRanger, Boson Robotics Ltd., Clean Solar Solutions, Ecoppia Scientific, Ecovacs Robotics, Heliotex,LLC, Indisolar Products Private Limited, kärcher türkiye, Kashgar Solbright Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd., Parish Maintenance Supply, and Premier Solar Cleaning, LLC.

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    Solar Panel Cleaning Market was valued at around USD 663.75 Million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 1153 Million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 6.47% from 2023 to 2030.

    What are the key driving factors for the growth of the Solar Panel Cleaning Market?

    As more and more people search for sustainable and clean energy sources, the demand for solar energy is rising quickly. As a result, more solar panel systems are being installed, which raises the demand for Solar Panel Cleaning Market.

    What are the top players operating in the Solar Panel Cleaning Market?

    The major players in the market are BladeRanger, Boson Robotics Ltd., Clean Solar Solutions, Ecoppia Scientific, Ecovacs Robotics, Heliotex, LLC, Indisolar Products Private Limited, kärcher türkiye, Kashgar Solbright Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd., Parish Maintenance Supply, and Premier Solar Cleaning, LLC.

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    1 INTRODUCTION OF GLOBAL SOLAR PANEL CLEANING MARKET 1.1 Market Definition 1.2 Market Segmentation 1.3 Research Timelines 1.4 Assumptions 1.5 Limitations

    2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY OF VERIFIED MARKET RESEARCH 2.1 Data Mining 2.2 Data Triangulation 2.3 Bottom-Up Approach 2.4 Top-Down Approach 2.5 Research Flow 2.6 Key Insights from Industry Experts 2.7 Datsources

    3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3.1 Market Overview 3.2 Ecology Mapping 3.3 Absolute Market Opportunity 3.4 Market Attractiveness 3.5 Global Solar Panel Cleaning Market Geographical Analysis (CAGR %) 3.6 Global Solar Panel Cleaning Market, By Type (USD Million) 3.7 Global Solar Panel Cleaning Market, By End User (USD Million) 3.8 Future Market Opportunities 3.9 Global Market Split 3.10 Product Life Line

    4 GLOBAL SOLAR PANEL CLEANING MARKET OUTLOOK 4.1 Global Solar Panel Cleaning Evolution 4.2 Drivers 4.2.1 Driver Driver 2 4.3 Restraints 4.3.1 Restraint Restraint 2 4.4 Opportunities 4.4.1 Opportunity Opportunity 2 4.5 Porters Five Force Model 4.6 Value Chain Analysis 4.7 Pricing Analysis 4.8 Macroeconomic Analysis

    5 GLOBAL SOLAR PANEL CLEANING MARKET, BY TECHNOLOGY 5.1 Overview 5.2 Wet Cleaning 5.3 Dry Cleaning

    6 GLOBAL SOLAR PANEL CLEANING MARKET, BY PROCESS 6.1 Overview 6.2 Semi-Automated 6.3 Automated 6.4 Water Brushes 6.5 Electrostatic 6.6 Others

    7 GLOBAL SOLAR PANEL CLEANING MARKET, BY APPLICATION 7.1 Overview 7.2 Residential 7.3 Commercial 7.4 Industrial 7.5 Utility

    8 GLOBAL SOLAR PANEL CLEANING MARKET, BY MODE OF OPERATION 8.1 Overview 8.2 Manual 8.3 Autonomous

    9 GLOBAL SOLAR PANEL CLEANING MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 9.1 Overview 9.2 North America 9.2.1 U.S. 9.2.2 Canada 9.2.3 Mexico 9.3 Europe 9.3.1 Germany 9.3.2 U.K. 9.3.3 France 9.3.4 Italy 9.3.5 Spain 9.3.6 Rest of Europe 9.4 Asia Pacific 9.4.1 China 9.4.2 Japan 9.4.3 India 9.4.4 Rest of Asia Pacific 9.5 Latin America 9.5.1 Brazil 9.5.2 Argentina 9.5.3 Rest of Latin America 9.6 Middle-East and Africa 9.6.1 UAE 9.6.2 Saudi Arabia 9.6.3 South Africa 9.6.4 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

    10 GLOBAL SOLAR PANEL CLEANING MARKET COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 10.1 Overview 10.2 Company Market Ranking 10.3 Key Developments 10.4 Company Regional Footprint 10.5 Company Industry Footprint 10.6 ACE Matrix


    11.1 BladeRanger 11.1.1 Company Overview 11.1.2 Company Insights 11.1.3 Product Benchmarking 11.1.4 Key Development 11.1.5 Winning Imperatives 11.1.6 Current Focus Strategies 11.1.7 Threat from Competition 11.1.8 SWOT Analysis

    11.2 Boson Robotics Ltd. 11.2.1 Company Overview 11.2.2 Company Insights 11.2.3 Product Benchmarking 11.2.4 Key Development

    11.3 Clean Solar Solutions 11.3.1 Company Overview 11.3.2 Company Insights 11.3.3 Product Benchmarking 11.3.4 Key Development

    11.4 Ecoppia Scientific 11.4.1 Company Overview 11.4.2 Company Insights 11.4.3 Product Benchmarking 11.4.4 Key Development

    11.5 Ecovacs Robotics 11.5.1 Company Overview 11.5.2 Company Insights 11.5.3 Product Benchmarking 11.5.4 Key Development

    11.6 Heliotex,LLC 11.6.1 Company Overview 11.6.2 Company Insights 11.6.3 Product Benchmarking 11.6.4 Key Development

    11.7 Indisolar Products Private Limited 11.7.1 Company Overview 11.7.2 Company Insights 11.7.3 Product Benchmarking 11.7.4 Key Development

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    11.8 kärcher türkiye 11.8.1 Company Overview 11.8.2 Company Insights 11.8.3 Product Benchmarking 11.8.4 Key Development

    11.9 Kashgar Solbright Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd. 11.9.1 Company Overview 11.9.2 Company Insights 11.9.3 Product Benchmarking 11.9.4 Key Development

    11.10 Parish Maintenance Supply 11.10.1 Company Overview 11.10.2 Company Insights 11.10.3 Product Benchmarking 11.10.4 Key Development

    11.11 Premier Solar Cleaning, LLC 11.11.1 Company Overview 11.11.2 Company Insights 11.11.3 Product Benchmarking 11.11.4 Key Development

    11.12 Saint-Gobain Surface Conditioning 11.12.1 Company Overview 11.12.2 Company Insights 11.12.3 Product Benchmarking 11.12.4 Key Development

    11.13 Serbot AG 11.13.1 Company Overview 11.13.2 Company Insights 11.13.3 Product Benchmarking 11.13.4 Key Development

    11.14 Sharp Corporation 11.14.1 Company Overview 11.14.2 Company Insights 11.14.3 Product Benchmarking 11.14.4 Key Development

    11.15 Solar Cleaning Machinery 11.15.1 Company Overview 11.15.2 Company Insights 11.15.3 Product Benchmarking 11.15.4 Key Development

    11.16 SunBrush mobil GmbH 11.16.1 Company Overview 11.16.2 Company Insights 11.16.3 Product Benchmarking 11.16.4 Key Development

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    The water that Helios use on your panels is fed by our temperature controlled purified water system that enables us to adapt the water temperature that we use on your panels to within 15° of the specific hourly temperature of your solar panels.

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    SunBrush solar panel cleaning devices enter U.S. market

    German solar PV cleaning system provider SunBrush mobil is opening a U.S. office in Nevada to bring solar cleaning products to the United States. SunBrush USA is a joint venture of SunBrush mobil and importer Halse Solar.

    Receiving the first cleaning devices from Germany: SunBrush USA’s Operations Manager Jordon Tillman in the warehouse.

    “We will fill a major gap with our products. Up to now, there has been no similar solar panel cleaning device in the U.S.,” said Franz Ehleuter, Managing Director of SunBrush mobil.

    The U.S. branch office will offer the full range of SunBrush mobil’s solar panel cleaners, which can be mounted on carrier vehicles, such as tractors or wheel loaders, that guarantee efficient and gentle cleaning in both dry and wet conditions. The multi-purpose device SunBrush mobil Compact removes dust, sand and bird droppings from ground-mounted PV systems. To remove snow, the company offers a Winter Kit upgrade for the Compact with a brush motor having twice the power, a reinforced frame of the PV cleaning system and aluminum snow deflector blades, which deflect up to 10 cm of snow in one run on either side of the brush. Customers can see how the units work at a demonstration in the U.S. office in Henderson, Nevada.

    For rooftop or carport cleaning, SunBrush offers SunBrush mobil Crane. SunBrush mobil Rapid mounts on mini-excavators for sites with narrow passageways or tracking beams across the row. SunBrush mobil Trackflex has, on the other hand, been developed for PV tracking systems. With the larger 20-in. brush fitted, Trackflex brushes are designed to sweep straight over protruding brackets.

    Besides sales, the team at SunBrush USA will provide services and consulting to ensure machines run effectively and safely. The U.S. warehouse guarantees spare part delivery within one day.

    “It is very exciting to oversee and manage this new venture. Having seen SunBrush mobil become the answer to utility-scale panel washing in Europe, I am looking forward to working with customers all over the USA to find their solar cleaning solution,” said Edward Halse, Sales Manager of SunBrush USA.

    SunBrush USA is currently building its distribution network.


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