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dth

Hi

 

How do you clean solar panels any-one?

 

Do you spray tfr on and then clean with the pure water or do u just use pure water.

 

How do you price suck a job.

 

Thanks.

 

Martin

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rcproperty

just like you would clean a window, just a long pole and just pure water, any chemicals could casue damage

 

for a 16 panel system i charge £30 to give you some idea

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HotWash Window Cleaners

I use a small amount of Ubik 2000 diluted sprayed onto brush if a lot of muck. 16 panels I charge 60. Expensive poles to reach most panels. I get work others can't reach. I price roughly 4 a panel.

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simon

just done my first 1 of 10 panels, up ladder with backpack on clx 27 quick clean & down took me 10 mins, it was a mate so only a tenner but still works out a £1 a minute

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just done my first 1 of 10 panels, up ladder with backpack on clx 27 quick clean & down took me 10 mins, it was a mate so only a tenner but still works out a £1 a minute

you was lucky there then! wouldnt want to do them off ladders, esp with a backpack on!

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dth
just like you would clean a window, just a long pole and just pure water, any chemicals could casue damage

 

for a 16 panel system i charge £30 to give you some idea

Cheers for that dude, no chemicals, dont want to knack them up.

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simon
you was lucky there then! wouldnt want to do them off ladders, esp with a backpack on!

lol yeh not ideal but backpack was only half full so not bad

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Guest monika527

Without cleaning solar plat effciency reduced even it was by rain,So it can be was by any soap sprey but should not be any deposit on panel.

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Tuffers

Aye up

 

PS, what are you saying, that's just a noise :-)

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neilworthington

I have a job to price to clean 1.5 acres of solar panels. Could some one help me as how I price this. New to doing solar panels.

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HotWash Window Cleaners

Depends on where you are in the UK. Price varies from place to place.

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neilworthington

down in the west country devon based. Near the devon somerset border.

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HotWash Window Cleaners

How many panels?

Access? Just a field?

Any water source?

How often?

 

Lots of variables to be able to price accurately.

 

If it's any help, for example on domestic properties I charge £4 per panel.

Easy access, enough water in van.

Customers generally have an outside tap if I am in desperate need.

Large scale farms generally have it done every 6 months.

Good luck with the quote. I sometimes just take a gamble with the price, some I win some I don't. It's business.

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neilworthington

Hot wash

Thanks for the help. I have found some info. Access good and supply

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neilworthington

Hot wash.

Thanks for the repley. Found out some info. Access good and water if needed. The panels are roughly 2m x 1m. Don't know if this is the standard size. There are 1000 panels. Got to be done twice a year. Could you give me an idea of a price please.

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Smurf

Neil/Hotwash I would keep prices off this open forum myself as you have competition on here. PM hotwash would be best.... ;)

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Guest Solar Steve
I have a job to price to clean 1.5 acres of solar panels. Could some one help me as how I price this. New to doing solar panels.

Hi Neil. We have a confirmed 54,000 panels booked in during the next 12 months. We know this market well. We can talk if you like...

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HotWash Window Cleaners

Competition is good for business, the more rubbish window cleaners out there the better it is for the decent ones. As I have said before its not all about window cleaning, customer service is key to a successful business.

 

If people don't like you then it's game over. Prices are not the issue as I am sure you have posted prices of jobs yourself, in business your way of arriving at a price should be the same. Overheads etc personal survival budgets. Use simple business skills to be able to price accurately for your own business, if you know how much everything costs you and you can work out the amount you have to charge.

 

Not everyone works for chocolate peanuts like me. I find cleaning is quicker with hot water so in my world time is money so I can be very competitive.

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Adam Bartlett

What methods of marketing/advertising do you guys use for solar panel cleaning?

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Guest OoO

Targeted leaflets drops (customers with solar panels lol)

 

And

 

Good SEO on website.

 

What gets me, is we are getting calls now coz the sun is out. Its always the "sunshine brigade" Sun = CLEAN EVERYTHING!

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Adam Bartlett

Do you go driving round streets then looking for properties with solar panels? Then leaflet drop them, I was just thinking gonna be alot of time involved gaining the work before you even start to clean them?

I don't know though I'm very new to the solar panel cleaning side

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Do you go driving round streets then looking for properties with solar panels? Then leaflet drop them, I was just thinking gonna be alot of time involved gaining the work before you even start to clean them?

I don't know though I'm very new to the solar panel cleaning side

HaHa i did this today. In this day and age, work doesnt always come looking for you. YOU have to go get it.

 

Usually i make a mental note of where i saw panels. Then one day one week i leaflet drop. Takes what an hour of driving about, dropping, parking, reversing etc.

 

I have four todo very very soon. At £30 each i am MORE than happy to drive round and look for panels LMAO

 

I

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Adam Bartlett

Okay maybe depends on the respected position of companies then.

I wasn't knocking you I'm just thinking if there isn't a high uptake in the number of people who actually take up our offer to clean them then I think travelling round hour a week plus time to do the jobs maybe isn't worth it for just a few hours extra work. But if is a high uptake maybe I'm wrong :/ would be interesting to hear if the high uptake you encounter is same amongst everyone :/ but like i say i'm new to solar panel cleaning side so i have no solid backed up views like

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Guest OoO

Your not seeing the big picture then at all my friend :)

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