Eutrophication Lichen Growth White Paper Research Released

Eutrophication Lichen Growth White Paper Research Released

Eutrophication and lichen growth is becoming a very real problem on solar panels across the UK and other Western European countries.  Lichen growth is rendering many panels on systems completely redundant and many solar panels on ground and roof mounted systems are having to be replaced as a result.  

Steve Williams, Managing Director of Clean Solar Solutions has been intensively researching this subject and has compiled his research into a detailed 24-page white paper, designed to aid asset owners and O&M companies across the UK and Western Europe.  

brochure of lichen and moss growing on a solar panel

It addresses the following subjects:

  • What is eutrophication?
  • What is lichen?
  • Why does eutrophication and lichen growth happen on solar panels?
  • How does the local environment affect lichen growth?
  • Can lichen damage a solar array?
  • How can lichen be removed from solar panels?
  • Can eutrophication and lichen growth on solar panels be prevented?

Clean Solar Solutions clean solar panels and carry out other O&M activities in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, France the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain.  This information is designed to help the solar industry in those countries.

Our detailed knowledge of aspects of solar panel cleaning such as lichen removal, proves Clean Solar Solutions to be true pioneers of global solar panel cleaning.  It is our aim to be the most knowledgeable solar panel cleaning company in the world, providing the highest levels of technical know-how and standards of safety.  This published research shows our commitment towards that end.  

We also offer a solar panel cleaning consultancy service, providing advice about cleaning frequencies, techniques and health and safety issues on single sites and whole solar portfolios.

To obtain your copy or the white paper or enquire further about our consultancy service, please contact us.