Solar panel cleaning...the debate continues..!!

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Shiny, Jun 26, 2014.

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  1. Shiny

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    Well I decided a few month back that I wasn't going to entertain cleaning solar panels, had thought about it but after reading one or two threads on here I thought really their not worth the hassle or risk. However I did still think that for anybody who was interested in cleaning solar panels it could be quite a lucrative add on to their business.
    So there I am today doing a regular clean when I noticed directly behind the property I was cleaning a bungalow was having solar panels installed. Now I clearly heard the lady who owned the bungalow ask the installer how often they should be cleaned.
    His reply "never" he went on to to say the panels are self cleaning and we get plenty of rain in this country to keep them clean and functioning properly, he then said any contact to the panels with cleaning brushes and materials will only damage the panels and shorten their life span...??? he finished of by saying you will get cleaning companies knock on your door and tell you otherwise but dont have it done they just don't need cleaning.??
    So thats what I over heard today from the mouth of an installer, as I said early I am not interested in cleaning them but what do you think about this fellows advice to his customers..???


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  2. Tuffers

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    @Solar Steve has cleaned over 100,000, so there is a market for cleaning them. How do they clean themselves in Spain etc? :confused:

    I saw a load of them on old folks council bungalows, so I phoned the council and asked if I could quote for cleaning them. The bird on the other end was adamant that they were self cleaning and wasn't interested in my services. The cow :D
     
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    what happens when they are covered in bird ****
    i have had custy,s say they need to be kept clean also I also dont clean them
     
  4. windowsurfer

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    Check this out forget the wfp, get the pressure washer out


    or this,


    the americans know how to do it, if they can do it, so can we, i thinko_O
     
  5. Tuffers

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    Old fatty will crack some tiles if he's not careful.
     
  6. Shiny

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    Tuffers you must be losing your charm... !!!
    Turned down by a bird...!!
    You should have offered a free tuffering with every contract she passed onto yea..!! lol


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  7. Smurf

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    Or fall off his roof
     
  8. Tuffers

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    Probably a dyke ;)
     
  9. windowsurfer

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    is this solar steve?

    I know where im going this winter, pack up my wfp and di and resin and pair of shorts.

    should have drawn an unhappy smiley face in the dust:(

    I will stop posting vids, I saw a youtube video of an old guy cleaning bird mess off his solar panels on his bungalow with his diy made up pole, he stays next to sea side and birds always making a mess.
     
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    :eek: are you on the pop tonight @Tuffers? :D
     
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