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Aqua-pure Portadown

Hi guys , anyone out there that has experience of cleaning solar panels .

Ie -pricing (buisness) and any particular brushes to use ??

Have to price a large factory roof soon and would like some info and advice !

 

Thanks in advance :-)

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Natty1972

I charge £ 1.50

Per panel I find most who have them want to spend money on getting them on the roof but don't want them cleaned yet !!!!!! I got a couple of custies who want them done now , I clean a hotel that has a water panel set up it was manky hadn't been cleaned for three years ( from new) it was heating the water but only up to 45 degrees , cleaned them with pure , there heat the water up to 60 degrees max before cut out , now saving oil to boost temp ..'now the owner wants them cleaned when I clean the windows Result ... Good selLing point now

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WWC

Think of a panel as a delicate window. Use a soft - medium brush. If they are bad, you can use boars hair. Don't use hot water on them. And do protect yourself against electrical shock unless you know they are turned off. I also find that you need a good flow rate on your water.

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Aqua-pure Portadown
I charge £ 1.50

Per panel I find most who have them want to spend money on getting them on the roof but don't want them cleaned yet !!!!!! I got a couple of custies who want them done now , I clean a hotel that has a water panel set up it was manky hadn't been cleaned for three years ( from new) it was heating the water but only up to 45 degrees , cleaned them with pure , there heat the water up to 60 degrees max before cut out , now saving oil to boost temp ..'now the owner wants them cleaned when I clean the windows Result ... Good selLing point now

Sounds good to me Natty :-)

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Tuffers

Solar Steve will be along soon to share his knowledge :) or maybe not :D

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cheapncheerful

yep i havent done any yet but...a price guide is a good idea...best be ready...dont forget to tell the custy about the ten percent min increase in output...then their ears will pric k up....:D

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Tuffers
yep i havent done any yet but...a price guide is a good idea...best be ready...dont forget to tell the custy about the ten percent min increase in output...then their ears will pric k up....:D

 

You may find that you'll need 2 bananas stuck together to reach them cnc.

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cheapncheerful

wow...he does sell more sections...er...dont think i will get any more ..:rolleyes:..slx next....:D

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windowsurfer

I did wonder wot those "other thing that looked liked solar panels were"on roofs, my brain did think they were for hot water:whistle:,

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Smurf

Speaking of which I was at a job so as you do got chatting to the customer about the hot water system of her roof. I was told that a chap was coming back to remove it as was not working an old but never did. She then went on to say someone called her to say that whilst on another job the chap fell off a roof and died so she never bothered in the end. I wondered why she seemed so worried about me clearing her gutters as obviously this was on the back of her mind.

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Guest SolarPanelCleaning

I've installed a couple of these, theyvome with a flashing kit, bit like a velux. Everyone I speak to says they work very well, reducing the power used by the hot water element.

It's almost certainly a false economy to have the cleaned though? Even at my budget rates.

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Smurf

If they where painted black I would have thought would work even better as the sun would heat them up more so the water inside them would get hotter quicker.:D

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Tuffers
If they where painted black I would have thought would work even better as the sun would heat them up more so the water inside them would get hotter quicker.:D

 

According to some of my customers that have solar panels, it's not the heat of the sun that makes them work efficiently.

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Tuffers
It is on roof tube water heaters @Tuffers I'm talking about.

 

Yes, I re-read the posts above after I posted and concluded that you were talking about tubes. I left my post as it was as I thought it might be useful to someone :)

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