Clean Solar Solutions Team Now Writing Solar Panel Cleaning Articles For Industry Magazines

by | Mar 9, 2014 | Cleaning Matters, Cleantech Business News, Information, Materials World, Milestones, Research

Clean Solar Solutions continue to grow as a company and also as a voice within the solar industry.  Our knowledge and expertise in the field of solar panel cleaning means that we are well placed to provide accurate information in regard to the benefits of solar panel cleaning.

In the last 12 months, we have written and had published, guest articles in a number of leading renewables and cleaning magazines.  Below, we sum up the kind of solar panel cleaning articles that we have had published.

Cleantech Business News

We have had 2 articles published in the well-respected Cleantech Business News magazine.  This quarterly renewables magazine has a wide circulation of about 130,000 UK readers with each issue.   This number will rise sharply as they have just been given accreditation by the European Energy Centre who will use the magazine as an educational tool for the 500,000+ people who use the centre for certification.  

Cleantech Business News is a key source of information for businesses, investors and research & development departments active in the renewable energy sector.  The magazine delivers interesting stories and enterprising features, with their feature articles, editorials and world exclusives. It is a publication born of and for a time when the public’s acceptance of renewable energy technology is growing in the wake of depleting fossil fuels and the quest for more sustainability.  

The magazine is distributed to:- Environmental seminars and trade shows, airports, local authorities, design organisations and manufacturers, architects and financial institutions who deal with clean tech business funds.  Technologies they discuss within the magazine include: Smart grid, Solar, Wind and Tidal, Turbine, Bio-mass plants, Ground heating pumps, Low carbon and recycled materials, Biofuels and Eco products.

Our articles have obviously centred around the solar panel industry.  Our first article provided answers to questions such as:  How Much Electricity Do Dirty Solar Panels Lose?  How Are Solar Panels Cleaned?  What Is The Future For Solar Panel Cleaning?  Our second article focused solely upon the increases in generation and in turn money that come from the results of solar panel cleaning. 

We hope to be a regular contributor to this exciting renewables magazine.

Cleaning Matters

We have also contributed two articles to Cleaning Matters about solar panel cleaning.  With the LARGEST circulation in the cleaning industry, Cleaning Matters bring its readers information on the latest products and techniques that aid the tasks of cleaning. The journal assists the reader in their day to day business with a focus on best-practice and innovative products and services.

This magazine is audited by the ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations) and the publisher also uses both in-house and
other specialist teams to clean and verify reader data on a daily basis.  Because of this, it is quite a coup for us to have guest articles published in this well-known magazine. 

Again, in our first article we provided information about how solar panel cleaning increase output and our second article provided actual evidence of increases in efficiency from solar panel cleaning in Lincolnshire.

Materials World

Most recently, Steve Williams, M.D. of Clean Solar Solutions was interviewed by journalist Eoin Redahan to provide his opinions about self-cleaning solar panels in the Materials World magazine.  Materials World is the member magazine of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.  It is specifically devoted to the engineering materials cycle, from mining and extraction, through processing and application, to recycling and recovery. Editorially, it embraces the whole spectrum of materials and minerals – metals, plastics, polymers, rubber, composites, ceramics and glasses – with particular emphasis on advanced technologies, latest developments and new applications, giving prominence to the topics that are of fundamental importance to those in industry.

Materials World ran an article about the future of solar panels, specifically, the self-cleaning possibilities for solar panels and the possible increases in efficiency if such products were available.  The article discussed a saltwater-based coating which has great application in deserts and the hydrophobic qualities of the lotus leaf.  Finally, our solar panel cleaning service and the benefits derived was discussed with Steve Williams.

Pioneers in their fields were asked to give their opinions about the various points under discussion.  Dr Ranga Pitchumani, Chief Scientist and Director of solar programmes with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative discussed the optical properties of solar panels and how coatings may affect this.  C-Voltaic’s Shay Curran explained how his new nanocoating can be used with saltwater to clean solar panels.  Research from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the Boston University, Spanish-based Abengoa Solar and Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico was all presented in the article.  

All of the contributors provided their expertise which gave an in-depth discussion of the future of self-cleaning solar panels.  We are proud to have played our part in such an informative article that will be used in the future as a reference tool.       


Clean Solar Solutions continue to carry out research into the scientific and financial benefits of solar panel cleaning, as well as what the future holds for our industry.  We are also cleaning many flagship solar arrays for various clients all over the UK.  We are happy to write articles for magazines, websites or newsletters.  If you are a magazine journalist or editor and you would like us to contribute to an article in part or in whole, or if you have a request for us to write an article on a specific subject, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.