Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third largest in the united kingdom. Historical part of Lanarkshire, it is now one of the 32 council areas of Scotland situated on the River Clyde in the country’s West Central Lowlands.
Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh. And the latest establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of the great britain’s main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West indies.
With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world’s pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels.
Why Cleaning Solar Panels is Important
Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and thermal solar panels are designed to absorb the sun’s rays as a source of energy for generating electricity, or in the case of thermal solar panels for heating water, therefore the more sunlight that hits a panel, the more power it will generate. Unfortunately, due to the angle and position of most solar panels they are very susceptible to an accumulation of grime, dust and dirt, not to mention bird droppings from the hordes of pigeons that always seem to nest around solar panels. This will obviously reduce the amount of light hitting the panels and consequently reduce their output.
The true impact of having dirty solar panels upon energy efficiency is difficult to assess because many case studies have shown results can vary dramatically depending upon the climate and environment where you live. Claims for actual output loss can range from 20% up to 50% but here at Right Solar Care we believe that even if you take the lower estimates of a 20% reduction in the power produced by your solar panels it is still worthwhile cleaning solar panels frequently.
Energy figures projected by solar panel manufacturers and installers are always based on the optimum output of clean solar panels, so in order for you to make the most of the government ‘Feed in Tariff’ it is important to keep the solar panels clean to maximise the return on your investment.
How to Clean Solar Panels
Right Solar Care is the leading solar panel bird proofing and solar panel cleaning company in glasgow use the very latest pure water cleaning technology to clean solar panels. This ensures perfect, environmentally friendly cleaning results every time and as our long reach and wash poles enable us to operate from ground level it is completely safe for us because no ladders or scaffolding are necessary. This avoids any damage to your roof or guttering and also keeps our solar panel cleaning cost down to a very affordable price.
To apply pure water to your solar panels we use an extendable reach and wash water fed pole with a soft bristle cleaning brush on the end. Pure water is pumped up the pole and out through jets in the brush head. The pure water with its powerful cleaning properties rapidly softens even the most stubborn dirt, the soft brush is then used to agitate the softened dirt and the flow of pure water carries the dirt away from the panels.
How does Pure Water Clean Solar Panels?
Purified, or pure water has been mechanically filtered or processed to remove contaminants and impurities to make it suitable for industrial use. Right Solar Care use pure water to clean your solar panels because it is proven to be the best method of cleaning. Pure water is constantly trying to return to its natural impure state, which means in simple terms that it wants to be dirty again! So when applied to your solar panels it attracts dirt, grime and other deposits like a magnet, leaving the panels nice and clean. As pure water, once dry, leaves nothing behind on the PV panels they actually stay cleaner for longer as there is nothing there to attract the dirt back to the surface. We produce our own supply of pure water with specialised equipment which uses a process called ‘Reverse Osmosis’, a water purification technology that uses a semi-permeable membrane, similar to Gore-Tex, to remove ions, molecules, and other particles and impurities from tap water.