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Enhancing solar panel efficiency with the right cleaning agents and coatings

Airborne dust particles, sticky tree and plant sap, lichen, soot and bird droppings are just a few of the things that can contribute to a build-up of dirt on your solar panels. Accumulation creates shading on the panels and will prevent sunlight reaching the cells. This results in poor system performance, loss of efficiency and a loss of financial return for the owner and investor of solar energy. Rainwater alone is not always enough to combat the problem, but using chemicals in a sustainable way is just as important.

The fast expansion of the solar industry has led to increased demand for efficient and safe solar panel cleaning products. Solar panels are exposed to environmental pollutants, such as dust, pollen, bird droppings, lichens, fungi and other organic matter, but also to inorganic matter, such as cement dust, stone dust, paint stains, etc., that accumulate on the surface of the panels over time. This soiling will lead to a decrease in the energy production, since it lowers the overall efficiency of the solar plant.

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