Solar Panel Cleaning in Trentham 7,180 Panels On Distribution Centre

by | Dec 5, 2020 | Commercial Rooftop

We provide solar panel cleaning in Trentham and Stoke-On-Trent on both commercial and residential buildings. We have just completed the cleaning of 7,180 solar panels mounted on top of a large distribution centre in Trentham.

This system is one of around 25 systems that we clean on behalf of a large solar O&M company. Health and safety, high quality cleaning and feedback on the overall health of the system is of utmost important to them. Clean Solar Solutions comply with the Solar Trade Association (STA) Rooftop O&M Best Practice Guidelines. We work to the highest standards as outlined in the Guidelines.

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Early morning robotic solar panel cleaning in Trentham

What Faults Were On This Trentham Solar Array?

In this paragraph, we will highlight why when we are contracted to complete a clean on a solar array, we provide a full report on the visual health of the system. This Trentham solar array was suffering from a few issues. Firstly, algae growth along the bottom edge of the solar panels causes output to drop and increases the risk of lichen growth. Second;y, there was a number of broken solar panels across the array. Thirdly, DC cables were lying on top of the panels. Finally, we found were end clamps that had come away from the edge of the solar panels, causing them to be less secure. All of these issues needed resolving.

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What Was Done To Rectify The Faults?

Clean Solar Solutions re-fitted the DC cable back under the solar panels. This was more cost-effective than the O&M provider sending out their own engineer to carry out the work. Our client money and is a good reason for you to choose Clean Solar Solutions for cleaning your solar panels. We are trained for numerous O&M tasks which can be carried out at the same time as cleaning. This very often saves our clients money and provides a swift fix to solar array issues.

Meanwhile, while the cables were being rectified, we had both of our solar panel cleaning robots deployed and cleaning on this array. The solar panels were cleaned in a relatively swift manner, meaning less disruption for the building occupiers.

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Multiple robots were deployed to clean this solar array in Trentham

The end result was that the O&M provider had a full photographic report sent to them which highlighted all of the issues with the solar array and they can act accordingly to carry out remedial works. Clean Solar Solutions left the solar panels clean and with all cables in situ, as they should be.

As a result, the system was left clean, in good order and producing to a higher output.

In conclusion, if you are in the Trentham area and require solar panel cleaning or other solar maintenance, please feel free to contact us.