Clean Solar Solutions have kept another solar-owning homeowner happy by removing lichen and cleaning the solar panels on their home in Hempsted, Gloucester.
Mr & Mrs Lomax own a property in a picturesque setting, backing on to the River Severn and with woodlands to the side and front of their property. Whilst this is very pretty, it does create and environment where lichen can thrive. A previous lack of regular cleaning caused a lichen bloom across their array which is impossible to remove with standard solar panel cleaning techniques.
Clean Solar Solutions carried out site survey and found that as well as the lichen growth, there were cabling issues with the array also.
Ordinarily, we would use tower scaffolding or our cherry picker to complete these works, but access to the front of the property was extremely tight, so full scaffolding was erected.
The Clean Solar Solutions team set about chemically cleaning the solar panels, removing the lichen with an agent approved by solar panel manufacturers for this purpose. No warranty was invalidated. DC cabling and MC4 connector issues were also rectified. The result on this beautiful Gloucester property were immaculate solar panels and a fully functional system.
Mr Lomax comments “We are very pleased with the services provided by Clean Solar Solutions (CSS). Our PV system was installed in June 2011 and the solar panels had never been professionally cleaned. The panels became infested with lichen, resulting in a drop in system performance of approximately 20% last year. We engaged CSS to remove the lichen, clean the panels and perform an electrical maintenance check of the system. The team worked effectively, efficiently and safely. The solar panels look like new, and we look forward to an improved system performance, with annual cleaning from CSS to maintain performance. Thanks to all at CSS!”
Jake Stewart, CSS Field Lead comments “The challenge on this site was access. When we had clear access to the solar panels, we could remove the lichen carefully and safely, without scratching the panels and complete the cabling issues also. There are lots of window cleaning companies trying to figure out how we remove lichen without scratching the glass, but it’s part of the CSS magic! We look forward to maintaining the solar panels for the very hospitable Mr & Mrs Lomax for years to come.”
If you are in Gloucester and need solar panel cleaning or other solar maintenance, please feel free to contact us.