We have carried out the solar panel cleaning for Toyota at their plant in Deeside, Flintshire. For a free quote for solar panel cleaning in Flintshire or the rest of Wales, please contact us.
We were asked to clean this by British Gas Solar, as part of our ongoing contract with them. The 55 KW solar array needed cleaning because of the dust accumulation from the Toyota plant itself and surrounding industrial buildings.
The solar farm we cleaned at Toyota in Flintshire
The benefits of solar panel cleaning are clear. When you examine the two photographs below, you can see visually how the solar panels in the second photo reflect clearly the chimneys in the background. This is because when dust settles on the solar panels the glass on the solar panels cannot either reflect or a take in as much light as a clean solar panel. We know that if a visual difference can be seen after solar panel cleaning, a difference will also be seen with the increase of electricity generation.
Dirty solar panels do not reflect or capture as much light as clean solar panels. Here the chimneys are not reflected very well.
Here, the cleaned solar panels reflect and capture more light, as proved by the clearer reflection of the chimneys in the background.
Industrial buildings and rural farm buildings have a dustier atmosphere the most urban areas. Therefore, they get dirtier quicker and need cleaning more often in order to generate the maximum electricity possible. While on site, we were also able to offer advice about how to remove snow from solar panels.
Posted on May 15, 2013
by Steve Williams filed under