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These did.

Worst I've seen yet!!

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Duncs

what poles are you guys using to clean panels

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what poles are you guys using to clean panels

 

My Brodex Aluminum poles, whilst up my aluminum ladder, which I have positioned carefully in a puddle at all times.

 

Yes I am fuc*ing kidding :whistle:

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Barney
These did.

Worst I've seen yet!!

 

Lol. Did they actually produce any electricity?

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norm

you are mistaken SPC they are self cleaning glass solar panels :laugh:

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Duncs
Lol. Did they actually produce any electricity?

eh would,int like to stick my wee german helmet in a cracked one

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Guest SolarPanelCleaning

I use fibre glass poles. Hard work sometimes.

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Barney

You should be safe with an slx as the base section is insulated.

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you are mistaken SPC they are self cleaning glass solar panels :laugh:

 

I bumped into the local solar installer today ( I was cleaning his parents windows) and quizzed him regarding solarpanelcleaning. He replied, 'oh they don't get that dirty, do they'.

 

 

 

?????

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I bumped into the local solar installer today ( I was cleaning his parents windows) and quizzed him regarding solarpanelcleaning. He replied, 'oh they don't get that dirty, do they'.

?????

 

You dopey prick! He's gonna now send you a bill for £240 for that! And the certificate will have to be returned if you don't drop his name! :P

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Duncs

had three panel jobs today all covered in bird shit

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Guest SolarPanelCleaning
You dopey *****! He's gonna now send you a bill for £240 for that! And the certificate will have to be returned if you don't drop his name! :P

 

I've decided to do solar Steve's training day. At worst I'll lose a couple hundred quid and a day's work. Or, I may put myself in a position where I can clean more panels and make more money. Also, I'd rather it was me that got into bed with solar Steve ( I bet he hogs the duvet) than any of my local window cleaning competition.

If I had an established round, providing me with the turnover I was happy with, then perhaps I'd be less interested in parting with £240.

My tuppence worth.

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Your point is not without merit, and seriously we should let sleeping dogs lay, it was simply how the course was presented that was the issue with folks, but good luck with it, I wish you (and Steve) a long and happy life together! :P

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Barney

Lol, let us know how you get on with the course. Then you can give away all his secrets on here :laugh:

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I too gave some serious consideration to attending Steve's course. The same thought process, as in, If I do it in my area than no one else will get the chance. I could be making some serious money out of this deal. I had a long telephone conversation with him and it looked like a pretty good move

 

I have decided not to accept Steve's kind offer.

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Barney

To be honest, I don't think I could clean a solar farm day in day out. How boring is that. I like some variety in my work. I will clean residential customers solar panels, but not a solar farm. I'm sure the money can't be that great.

 

Anyway just wait till they stop the tax relief on solar panels. No one will want them then, too inefficient, just like wind turbines.

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I can take a minimum of £40 per hour on windows with my rounds as they are now, so unless Steve could at least match or enev better, better that then I do not personally see the point.

 

BTW Barney, I have custies that swear by their solar, reckon it's eliminated their electric bills.

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Barney
I can take a minimum of £40 per hour on windows with my rounds as they are now, so unless Steve could at least match or enev better, better that then I do not personally see the point.

 

BTW Barney, I have custies that swear by their solar, reckon it's eliminated their electric bills.

 

Yeh I agree that in residential it can help reduce bills but it will not eliminate their electric bills, but the only reason that solar farms go up is because of the tax benefits the farmers get, same with wind turbines.

 

If they did not get these tax reliefs then the costs would outway the benifits.

 

Edit, but I suppose you could apply this for lots of things, that as taxpayers we subsidise a whole lot of things.

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To be honest, I don't think I could clean a solar farm day in day out. How boring is that. I like some variety in my work. I will clean residential customers solar panels, but not a solar farm. I'm sure the money can't be that great.

 

Anyway just wait till they stop the tax relief on solar panels. No one will want them then, too inefficient, just like wind turbines.

 

You're right. Cleaning panels all day on one site is dull. I'd rather be buzzing about doing windows and chatting to people. Panels pay more for me though. I guess a mix is good.

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Barney
I can take a minimum of £40 per hour on windows with my rounds as they are now, so unless Steve could at least match or enev better, better that then I do not personally see the point.

 

BTW Barney, I have custies that swear by their solar, reckon it's eliminated their electric bills.

 

£40 per hour is a good rate. I'd be very happy with that as a maximum average lol.

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Yeh I agree that in residential it can help reduce bills but it will not eliminate their electric bills, but the only reason that solar farms go up is because of the tax benefits the farmers get, same with wind turbines.

 

If they did not get these tax reliefs then the costs would outway the benifits.

 

Edit, but I suppose you could apply this for lots of things, that as taxpayers we subsidise a whole lot of things.

 

 

It could eliminate your electric bill and more if you were smart. It's as much about reducing consumption as producing usable power.

As super capacitors become more efficient, people will be storing their electrical charge at home and using it when needed.

 

I lived off grid with panels and a wind turbine. Ran a fridge and stuff quite happily.

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Barney
It could eliminate your electric bill and more if you were smart. It's as much about reducing consumption as producing usable power.

As super capacitors become more efficient, people will be storing their electrical charge at home and using it when needed.

 

I lived off grid with panels and a wind turbine. Ran a fridge and stuff quite happily.

 

I know technology is improving all the time. I just seen a report today that there are battery arrays that can store created power, and even convert it to hydrogen for use in cars etc. I'm sure in the future it may be all positive.

But at the moment it's not that efffecient considering peoples demands of power consumption.

 

It's just that here in east anglia I see so many acres of valuable arable farmland going to solar panels, it's a shame, I'm sure there must be a better alternative?

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Guest Solar Steve
You should be safe with an slx as the base section is insulated.

An insulated section of pole will probably not protect you from electric shock...

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To be honest, I don't think I could clean a solar farm day in day out. How boring is that. I like some variety in my work. I will clean residential customers solar panels, but not a solar farm. I'm sure the money can't be that great.

 

Anyway just wait till they stop the tax relief on solar panels. No one will want them then, too inefficient, just like wind turbines.

Barney, I'm afraid people will still want solar way, way beyond when the FiT is phased out. They are not inefficient at all either. I'm not quite sure what you're basing your opinion on...

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I can take a minimum of £40 per hour on windows with my rounds as they are now, so unless Steve could at least match or enev better, better that then I do not personally see the point.

 

BTW Barney, I have custies that swear by their solar, reckon it's eliminated their electric bills.

Yes, on many jobs, even as a subcontractor, we match or better your hourly rate...

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