Solar panel cleaning and wind.

Discussion in 'Solar Panel Cleaning' started by OoO, Jun 17, 2013.

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  1. OoO

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    Okay like an idiot I cleaned some solar panel last weekend and it was windy. Lost control of the extreme pole (40ft extended) and the roof tiles saved the extreme. Cleaned one panel and gave up.

    How do you plan for wind. I am thinking of a mini flag now so I see gusts etc.

    I mean if there is a slight breeze. Is it just a flat out no. Or what.

    Any advice tips would be great. Thanks.
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Don't be a plonker to try cleaning with a 40' pole when it's windy. Simples :Image13:
     
  3. OoO

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    But what is windy though. Like I said is a light breeze ok. Or does it have to be perfectly still.
     
  4. Smurf

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    I would look on the metoffice site and try to book thoses sort of jobs in only on a calm day. :Image9:
     
  5. rcproperty

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    there is a cut off with the wind speed but cant remember what it is now! lol

    the higher you go the stronger the wind!
     
  6. OoO

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    This is what i am saying outside my house. No wind. Yet if I look at trees. They are slightly leaning in the wind.

    Find me that speed lol :p
     
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    roofers is 25 and above but don't think wfp has & h&s guidline for wind speed.
     
  8. OoO

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    According to this week my area is

    9mph - 11mph

    So is that a lot. Ok, bad, ??
     
  9. Smurf

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    OK stick your pole fully extended straight up in the air and if it blows over it's too windy to use safely :Image16: :Image13:
     
  10. OoO

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    Yer right!

    According to reports it was 20mph over weekend. So looks like I need 5mph or less. Hopefully no wind.
     
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