Everything listed under: Solar Farm Cleaning

  • 15MW Bognor Regis Solar Farm Cleaned For Cobalt Energy

    Clean Solar Solutions have completed the cleaning of a 15MW solar farm in Bognor Regis for O&M provider, Cobalt Energy.  The solar farm was funded by Next Energy and built in 2014 by Irish solar company BNRG Renewables.  It is capable of producing enough electricity to power 5,000 homes.

    Steve Williams M.D. of Clean Solar Solutions comments "We have an excellent working relationship with the team at Cobalt Energy.  This clean of Bilsham solar farm is the biggest site we have cleaned for them so far, though our cleaning other larger sites for Cobalt are also being discussed.  We have found Cobalt to be forward thinking in their approach to O&M, thinking more along the lines of preventative maintenance, rather than reactive.  

    We are on target to clean around 250MW of solar farms during 2016 and I feel this comes as a result of our providing a high quality of clean whilst working within the manufacturers warranty.  Although some companies within the industry may be struggling in this difficult market, we consider ourselves very fortunate to have enjoyed tremendous growth this year and hopefully this will continue."

    Cobalt were forward thinking in their O&M providing and recognised that the solar farm would need regular cleaning as part of it's predictive maintenance, due to it being located near the coast with the issues that sea air and seagulls bring.  We were contracted to clean all 60,000 solar panels that are spread out across 86 acres of land.  

    Cleaning of solar panels on coastal areas has many benefits.  Sea air can corrode the framework of the solar panels and the inevitable bird droppings create shading and hotspotting inside the solar panel.  Hotspotting is particularly detrimental to solar panels as it can lead to a reduction of output, overheating of components and eventually cell failure.  

    If you are an O&M provider or asset owner and you have a solar farm that is in need of cleaning, we can provide you with complete site cleaning or spot cleaning.  Please feel free to contact us for more information.

  • Clean Solar Solutions Deployed By SMA To Clean 34MW

    Clean Solar Solutions Ltd have completed the cleaning of 34MW of solar panels on two adjacent solar farms near Wellingborough for German solar giant SMA.  SMA were keen to award the cleaning to us due to our previous experience of cleaning solar farms and our excellent health & safety record.

    Steve Williams, M.D. Of Clean Solar Solutions Ltd comments "We were contacted by SMA who needed a reliable solar panel cleaning contractor here in the UK. We have fulfilled our remit on time and SMA have already booked us to clean the sites for 2017."

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    The Glebe and Odell solar farms were commissioned and built by German solar developer Bejulo and the O&M is controlled by SMA. The Wellingborough solar farms combined have a total of over 110,000 solar panels. All of the solar panels were cleaned in less than two weeks.

    From previous experience of building solar farms, Bejulo saw fit to incorporate access roads into their initial site plans. These roads provide good access around the sites and make the lives of O&M contractors much easier. However, due to the remote location of these solar farms, there was no water source on site.

    "Cleaning 110,000 solar panels with no water source on site is not an easy challenge. Once again we lived up the name of our company and found a solution that was both practical for us and cost effective for SMA."

    Williams concludes "This site makes up part of a cleaning run which will see us clean over 145MW of sites in 10 weeks. We have hit our stride nicely as we continue to prove ourselves to be the choice of O&M companies both here and abroad."

    If you are a solar farm asset manager or O&M contractor and would like a price for a solar farm to be cleaned, please contact us.