Solar Panel Cleaning For Hampshire Cosmetics & Anesco

by | Mar 24, 2013 | Anesco, case study, Commercial, Hampshire, Integrity Window Cleaning, solar farm, Solar Panel Cleaning, South East

In March, we completed the solar panel cleaning in Hampshire on one of the UK’s

largest rooftop solar arrays. For your free quote for your solar panel cleaning quote in Hampshire, please contact us.  The 55,000 sq.ft rooftop solar array is located at Waterlooville-based, Hampshire Cosmetics. The roof space is leased by energy efficiency solutions company, Anesco, who both installed the solar panels and who will care for on going maintenance, including solar panel cleaning.

Hampshire Cosmetics

The 277KW solar array was made live in July 2011 and is made from 2 solar PV technologies. There are 906 Dimplex polycrystalline solar panels and 864 1st solar thin film solar panels. The energy produced by the solar panels will save Hampshire Cosmetics up to £25,000 a year.

Hampshire Cosmetics manufacture beauty products and make up. Due to the nature of the production, the solar panels became very dirty, very quickly.

Hampshire Cosmetics had very dirty solar panels

At first, the solar panel cleaning was attempted in-house.  A team of workers were on the roof attempting to do the cleaning for over 5 days and had not cleaned even 10% of the panels.  It is as this point that we were asked to visit the site, inspect the panels and provide a professional solar panel cleaning service. We were able to work together with local company, Integrity Window Cleaning to provide such a service.  The whole site was cleaned in just 2 days.  The client said the difference between carrying our solar panel cleaning in house and getting in a professional company was more than apparent.  The difference from the solar panel cleaning service was immediate.

Cleaning the polycrystalline PV solar panels. What a difference!!!

Hampshire Cosmetics now understand why their solar panels will need to be cleaned frequently to maintain its optimum performance. We are recommending a 4-monthly cleaning schedule to prevent the solar panels getting as dirty as they were, which no doubt had a detrimental impact on energy generation.  The clean array will generate much more electricity than before.

The first film solar panels after cleaning.

If you would like a free quotation for solar panel cleaning in Hampshire, please feel free to contact us.  Our solar panel cleaning service also covers the rest of the UK.

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.

Solar panel cleaning

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.