Solar Panel Cleaning In Bognor Regis For Cobalt Energy

by | Jul 24, 2016 | Cobalt Energy, Solar Farm Cleaning, West Sussex

Clean Solar Solutions have completed the solar panel cleaning in Bognor Regis of a 15MW solar farm for Cobalt Energy.  The solar farm was funded by Next Energy. It was built in 2014 by Irish solar company BNRG Renewables.  It is capable of producing enough electricity to power 5,000 homes.

We were contracted to clean all 60,000 solar panels that are spread out across 86 acres of land

Steve Williams M.D. of Clean Solar Solutions comments: “We have an excellent working relationship with Cobalt Energy.  This clean of Bilsham solar farm is the biggest site we have cleaned for them so far.  We have found Cobalt to be forward thinking in their approach to O&M. They think more along the lines of preventative maintenance, rather than reactive.”

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Williams continues “We are on target to clean around 250MW of solar farms during 2016. I feel this comes as a result of our providing a high quality of clean whilst working within the manufacturers warranty.  Some companies within the industry are struggling in this difficult market. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have enjoyed tremendous growth this year and hopefully this will continue.”

Cobalt recognised early on that the solar farm would need regular cleaning. This is due to it being located near the coast with the issues that sea air and gulls bring.  We were contracted to clean all 60,000 solar panels that are spread out across 86 acres of land.  

Benefits Of Cleaning

Cleaning of solar panels on coastal areas has many benefits.  Sea air can corrode the framework of the solar panels. Bird droppings create shading and hotspotting inside the solar panels.  Hotspotting is particularly detrimental to solar panels as it can lead to a reduction of output, overheating of components and eventually cell failure.

With the panels cleaned, output will now increase. Cell life will also be preserved. 

If you are an O&M provider or asset owner and you have a solar farm that is in need of cleaning, we can provide you with complete site cleaning or spot cleaning.  If you are a private solar farm owner in West Sussex, we would also be glad to hear from you.  Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Chemically cleaning solar panels

Then the panels are scrubbed, removing the lichen and then finally, washed down and rinsed.  All work carried out by Clean Solar Solutions is in conjunction with the SEUK Best Practice Guidelines 2021.

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Solar Panel Cleaning Fordingbridge

If you are a solar array owner in Fordingbridge or the surrounding area, please contact us.  We carry out agricultural, commercial and residential solar panel cleaning and maintenance in the Fordingbridge areas and will be pleased to assist you.