How We Clean Solar Panels
Purified water is essential
Purified water is essential
We confidently clean both roof and ground mounted solar arrays utilising our purified water-fed poles. The purified water is housed within the van and pumped along a hose to the pole. At the end of the pole is a soft brush, specifically designed to clean solar panels. Water jets are expelled from the brush allowing the cleaning operative to then undertake the cleaning of the solar panels.
When necessary, a site visit may be carried out by one of our trained assessment team. This will establish if access to the panels is safe and possible from the ground, or, perhaps if powered access lift may be required to complete the clean safely (this will be discussed directly with you). Our staff are holders of the IPAF licence, allowing them to safely operate this specialist equipment.
An individual risk assesment and method statement (RAMS) is tailored to each job and completed upon acceptance of your quote.
Manufacturers DO NOT recommend the use of harmful chemicals or detergents to clean solar modules. However, they do advise they be cleaned regularly using purified water, especially before the onset of summer and winter. Manufacturers also state that regular cleaning will preserve their limited warranty and help to maintain the optimum output performance of the solar panels. Click here to see what the experts say...
The harshness of untreated water will leave marks behind containing mineral deposits, especially in hard water areas. Untreated water marks can actually attract dirt as well as being an inefficient cleaning process.
Here at Solar Panel Cleaning Services Ltd, we only use purified water to clean solar panels. This means that the minerals have been removed from the water using two processes. Firstly reverse osmosis, this is then followed by de-ionisation, leaving behind a purified water.
We provide all of our own purified water for the job in hand. If water is required on-site we shall advise you of this during the site visit.
We have NO need for harmful and abrasive chemicals or detergents, therefore offer an Eco-Friendly cleaning process. This is delivered to you both safely and efficiently with excellent results and ensures you are getting the very most out of your investment.
We are one of the only solar panel cleaners that do NOT subcontract our cleaning out to others. This in-house service allows us to maintain excellent customer satisfaction, keep the costs down by removing the 'middle man' and therefore delivering a conscientious service.
Solar Panel Cleaning Services Ltd is accredited as a contractor within the contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) having demonstrated compliance with and sound management of current health and safety legislation.
The team are fully trained, experienced and insured to clean solar panels. The company's up to date Training Matrix is available upon request from head office.
Having undergone extensive training and assessments, particularly for working at height, we can proudly show that we take health and safety very seriously. The cleaning team are both CSCS card holders and carriers of the IPAF licence card.
Utilising a retained health and safety consultant ensures we meet both our legal obligations but that we are also supported for the more complex projects, especially when working at height.
Therefore, we offer you complete peace of mind when choosing us to deliver a safe and professional cleaning service that sees the job right the way through to completion.
NEVER attempt to clean solar panels yourself.
There is always a risk of damage and inefficient cleaning, but most importantly, a risk of electric shock.
It is advisable to use a professional solar panel cleaner to undertake the cleaning of your panels, as they will be fully trained, have the correct equipment and be properly insured to carry out the job.