A lot of people do not know the difference between our TREATMENT ( Cleaning, Polishing, Coating ) and ordinary cleaning. We will try to explain below :
Cleaning your panels is usually done by using a window cleaning brush with de-ionised water. However, CLEANING THE PANELS IS JUST 20% OF THE WHOLE PROCESS OF TREATING YOUR PANELS.
To put it in perspectives, cleaning 16 panels can take 1 person 30 minutes to 1 hour, to start and finish. Treating 16 panels will take 2 well trained people, 3 to 4 hours, to start and finish. Sometimes, it takes 5 hours.
Please see the steps involved in treating your solar panels below :
(1) 1ST STEP – WE CLEAN THE PANELS
Cleaning of the panels is done using long poles with specialized brushes and 0 PPM de-ionised water. All THE surface dust and dirt are to be cleaned off. This is what you get when someone comes around to clean your panels for you. But, this is just a fifth or 20% of what we do. Please continue reading.
(2) 2ND STEP – WE WIPE THE PANELS.
You might think that cleaning the panels with a brush and de-ionised water will be enough to clean the panels. But, you will be surprised. After cleaning the panels, WE MUST WIPE THEM WITH A WHITE 100% COTTON TOWEL, DAMPED WITH DISTILLED WATER. This is DISTILLED WATER, NOT DE-IONISED WATER.
This will ensure that other dirt and vehicle emissions that have deeply deposited themselves on the panel surface are removed. After cleaning the panels, you will be surprised that when we wipe the panels with the WHITE towel, it will come back looking BLACK, because of the hidden dirt and dust on the panel surface. THE PANELS MUST BE WIPED thoroughly before starting the 3rd process. In fact, the white towel must come back looking white, before we proceed to step 3.
(3) 3RD STEP – WE POLISH THE PANELS
After the wiping the panels, the whole panel surface is polished with a special polisher, and finally, the polisher is wiped off with distilled water. Any dirt that was missed by the CLEANING and WIPING PROCESS, will be removed by the polishing process. After polishing the panels, they will be looking very shiny.
(4) 4TH STEP – WE WIPE THE PANELS AGAIN.
After polishing the panel surface and wiping off the polish, the panels must again be wiped off with a specialized wiping cloth. Any VERY FINE sediments that are still left on the panels, which perhaps, were too tiny for the towels to remove, THIS SPECIALIZED towel will remove them.
At this stage, the panels will look soo shiny that if you touch the panel surface with your finger, your finger-prints will be clearly visible on the panels.
(5) 5TH – FINALLY, WE COAT THE PANELS
Finally, we coat the panel with a specialized spray gun. The coating will form a shield on the panel surface, protecting the panel surface from the elements. Rather than the elements wearing and tearing down your panel surface, it is the coating that the elements will be interacting directly with.
Due to the physical and chemical properties of the coating, the panel surface will become ANTI-FADING, ANTI-CORROSIVE, ANTI-SCRATCHING, ANTI-MOSS, ANTI-ALGAE etc for up to 20 years.
WE ARE YET TO MEET ANY CUSTOMER THAT IS NOT SURPRISED ABOUT HOW SHINY THE PANELS LOOK, AFTER THE TREATMENT. The finished job is always looking as shiny as a mirror.
10 BENEFITS OF TREATMENT vs ORDINARY CLEANING
|(1) Ordinary Cleaning is only surface cleaning||Treatment is Surface Cleaning + Deep Cleaning + Protective Coating.|
|(2) Ordinary Cleaning is done usually every 6 months to 1 year.||Treatment is needed only once in panel life-time. Coating lasts on the solar panel surface for at least 10 years, up to 20 years.|
|(3) Solar Panels will start getting dirty from the next day of cleaning.||Solar Panels will start cleaning themselves from the next day of the treatment.|
|(4) Solar Panels will produce less and less electricity due to dust and dirt covering panel surface||Solar Panels will become more productive due to the self-cleaning cycle Of the surface.|
|(5) Bird droppings and vehicle emissions will stick to Solar panels surface, reducing electric production.||Bird droppings and vehicle emissions will be broken down by the coating, and washed away by the rain and air, increasing electricity production.|
|(6) Solar Panels surface will still be attractive to dust, making panels dusty.||Solar Panels surface will become anti-static meaning, the surface will become less attractive to dust.|
|(7) Solar Panels surface will wear and tear more quickly due to dirts grinding into the panel surface.||Wear and tear will be greatly reduced by the protective coating. This coating can even extend the life of the panels due to the protective shielding effect.|
|(8) Solar Panels sunlight absorption will be normal.||Solar Panels sunlight absorption is increased due to a special property of the coating that reduces the reflection of the sunlight, thereby increasing the electricity production by up to 6% extra .|
|(8) Normal cleaning might pay for itself.||Treatment can pay for itself due to ( more cleanliness, more sunlight absorption, more electricity production, savings on normal cleaning ). Treatment can extend the life of the solar panels, making you more money for the extra years.|
|(9) Risks of damage to the solar panels during regular cleaning every 6 months or 1 year.||Risks of damage to solar panels is greatly reduced as the treatment is only needed once.|
|(10) More carbon foot-print due to regular cleaning resources ( water for cleaning, transportation fuel, man-power etc ).||Reduced carbon foot-print due to ONE-OFF treatment resources ( water, transportation fuel and man-power etc ). Moreover, the treated solar panel surface will start cleaning the surrounding air of toxic gases e.g. Carbon monoxide etc from about 10-foot radius from the surface of the panels. This will clean the air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for up to 20 years. same technology in titanium air purification systems.|
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