UK FIRST: Rooftop Robotic Solar Panel Cleaning Launched

by | Oct 20, 2018 | Robot, Rooftop Cleaning, UK First

Clean Solar Solutions have completed another UK first, robotic solar panel cleaning to our O&M offering.  Rooftop robotic solar panel cleaning is often talked about, but has never been seen before in the UK.

“Our solar panel cleaning robot is able to safely clean solar panels that previously were completely inaccessible”

Steve Williams, MD of Clean Solar Solutions explains why:  “Robotic solar panel cleaning has been around for a few years.  The results from robots however, has often been left wanting.  There are very good waterless solar panel cleaning robots available, but these are not suitable for UK soiling types.

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We feel now however, that technology has caught up. Our solar panel cleaning robot will provide us with a unique selling point. We will be able to safely clean solar panels that previously were completely inaccessible.  No other UK company has the capability to clean solar panels robotically on roof and ground mounted arrays.  It is a very exciting development for the company.”

Key Facts

  • Can clean roof mounted and ground mounted solar panels up to 28 degrees
  • The solar panel cleaning robot is remote controlled. This often negates the need for the roof to be walked on at all during cleaning
  • The robot is able to clean solar panels near fragile skylights
  • Roofs where there is no mansafe or edge protection are now safer to clean
  • Robot can be taken to roof level via staircases or cherry picker
  • Ultra-pure water cleaning still available
  • More solar panels can be cleaned per hour when compared with manual cleaning
  • A high quality, more uniform clean on the solar panels is achieved.  

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Steve Williams concludes “Clean Solar Solutions continue knock out UK firsts. Robotic cleaning is a big step forward for us. We continue to pioneer new cleaning techniques. We adapt and innovate according to the needs of the solar panel cleaning market.  Robotic solar panel cleaning is the next phase of growth for the company and we continue to identify gaps in the market that we hope to fill in the future.”

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.