Solar Panel Cleaning

Discussion in 'Solar Panel Cleaning' started by Poles Apart, Jan 27, 2016.

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  1. Poles Apart

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    I have never delved into this, one of my customers asked me to do them last year as the fitter said get them cleaned twice a year to increase efficiency, I told him I didn't do them but may look into it? Anyway I've been asked by another one now so I'm thinking of maybe doing them? Problem is I don't know what pole to use, I have a SLX 18 and an SLX 22. Now obviously they won't reach so was thinking of adding sections to the SLX 22. Now I'm guessing that you probably need a SLX 35 so do I just add section 5 and 6 to make it a 35ft pole? Been puzzled by this as there is a SLX 25 which obviously is 3 foot longer than a SLX 22 but there isn't a 3 foot section is there, I thought all sections were 5 feet? Ideally I want to do both jobs together as I've got the added pain in the @rse of removing the base cap and adding the sections on. Can't justify paying over £800 for an Extreme pole because the pole would hardly be used, the price of those poles needs to come down.
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    you would need a pole atleast 40ft to be on the safe side, unless its a bunglow
     
  3. Poles Apart

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    I can see problems here! So an SLX 39 is probably no good, weight becomes an issue as well the 39 is two and a half kilos.
     
  4. rcproperty

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    I use a facelift phoenix 45ft pole to clean them, no problems with weight with that, think that's heavier than that
     
  5. Poles Apart

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    Their poles only go up to 40 ft.
     
  6. rcproperty

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    i have the ultralight section in the top of it to give the extra reach
     
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    we use ex47 and carry 2x extens best bit is as from now were not charging our 4w customers any thing to clean there panels once a year we doing them free of charge
     
  8. rcproperty

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    really giving work away free?? that's madness
     
  9. noddy

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    is it ?? we will see I always reward my long standing customers and they like that we give something back once in a while
     
  10. rcproperty

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    yer it is, even with our customers that have them are happy to pay for the service, not giving away a min of £30 for solar panel cleaning
     
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