Solar panel cleaning

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  1. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

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    Can anyone help with advice on cleaning a solar panel fitted to the roof of our MH please.

    Not having any info on the panel I was unsure what materials and equipment to use to clean it in case I damage it.
    I know that they will be pretty rufty-tufty bits of kit, being as how they are bolted onto a roof and left to the elements, low branches etc, but for piece of mind, will someone please humour me. :Blush:
     
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    Rain generally does the trick but always leaves a smear of dust on it until next time. Needless to say in the UK they are all sparkling!
     
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    Soapy water and a soft brush does the trick on mine.
     
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    For th epast five years I have used nothing more technical than a bucket of warm soapy water.. usually what is left over from when I wash the car.. it is car shampoo ( some cheapo stuff )

    I do however use one on my washing mitts to do the job with as it quickly gets rid of any green build up that may have occured...
    They have a fluffy side and a sort of netting on the other side which really cuts through the crap without causing any scratching..
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    What other colours do they do em in John :Rofl1:
     
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    .... and matching pinnies? :Laughing:

    Ivy
     
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    I use "Rainex" in the panel and it seams to keep it clean. Every 2/3 months reapply and perfect. Also use it on all the glass and windows around the MH. When it rains just runs like water of a ducks back no streaks or water marks left.

    John
     
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    Firstly I use a ladder
    Then it's glass so clean it like you would your windows no problem
     
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    LOL !! Those in the picture are a bloody awful colour !

    The REAL colours are a lovely blue ( :RollEyes: ) and white
     
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