Clean Solar Solutions have successfully removed lichen from solar panels on a Halesworth farm. Brights Farm have a 56KW solar array mounted on one of their dairy buildings. The farm owner now enjoys the security of a 5-year solar maintenance contract with Clean Solar Solutions.
Since the solar panels were installed, they had never been cleaned. Solar panels mounted on dairy buildings are very prone to dust build-up and lichen growth. The lack of cleaning resulted in lichen blooms across the whole array, some areas were worse than others.
The company that installed the solar panels had since folded, so the farm owners were left with no after-sales or maintenance support. Clean Solar Solutions were contacted by the farm owners to see what could be done. Clean Solar Solutions arranged for a full electrical service to be completed on the solar array. This complete system health check ensured that faulty components were replaced and the system was fully functional.
After this, we were able to arrange the solar panel cleaning and for the lichen removal process to be completed. A lorry mounted cherry picker was brought to site and the extent of the lichen was fully assessed.
The client was very impressed with the service they received from Clean Solar Solutions and now realise the importance of regular solar panel cleaning. Subsequently, they have signed into a 5-year solar maintenance contract with Clean Solar Solutions. The contract is made up of an annual electrical service of the solar panels and three cleans per year. This will ensure that the system is kept clean, the lichen doesn’t return and the system will continue to have a high-level of electricity generation.
If you are located in the Halesworth area and require a quote for solar panel cleaning or solar panel maintenance, please feel free to contact us.