Solar Panel Cleaning & Grass Cutting Wadebridge Solar Farm

by | Sep 27, 2020 | Cornwall, Ground Maintenance, Solar Farm Cleaning

Clean Solar Solutions carry out solar panel cleaning in Wadebridge. In this article, we explain how we completed the solar panel cleaning and grass cutting on a small, privately-owned solar farm.  The ground mounted 50KW system is located next to a slurry pit on a dairy farm.

Solar panels that need cleaning in Wadebridge

Why Was Solar Panel Cleaning Needed?

The solar farm was plagued by numerous issues. Firstly, the solar panels had not been cleaned for years. Secondly, a large crow population rests on the top edge of the solar panels.  The volume of droppings that they deposit has caused a thick black film to form.  Thirdly, overspray from nearby slurry pit activity means these panels quickly get dirty. Therefore, intervention was needed and we set to work, trying to get these panels back to a clean condition.

Solar panels in Wadebridge that need cleaning

How Were The Solar Panels Cleaned?

Due to the relatively steep angle of the solar panels, robotic cleaning was not possible. Therefore, we had to tackle the cleaning manually. Whilst this job was tougher than usual, we were able to get a good result from the cleaning. The difference between the cleaned and dirty solar panels is clear to see.  

The solar panels had been left way too long before being cleaned. The solar panels will now be cleaned more regualrly. They will not deteriorate to the same condition in the future.

VIDEO:  Awesome Robotic Solar Panel Cleaning Results

Why Did The Grass Need Cutting?

Another issue that would hinder the output of the solar array if left unchecked, is the grass length. If it grows up to the height of the panels, the shading from the grass will also reduce the output. Shading is the enemy of solar panels, so we strimmed the grass on site.  There were a lot of large rocks and very uneven ground in front of the solar panels, so strimming was the only option.  Grass cutting is required to prevent shading along the front edge of the solar panels.

If you are located in Wadebridge or anywhere in North Cornwall and you require commercial or residential solar panel cleaning, repairs, servicing or maintenance, please feel free to contact us.