07 August 2012
Solar PV module provider Upsolar today announced that it has partnered with Ökologische Solarreinigung to offer an ecological and environmentally harmless cleaning solution for its products.
Developed by the Lichmatrix Laboratory in Munich, Ökologische Solarreinigung has implemented a new process in module cleaning called Deisolyse, which removes various types of carbon deposits that can form on modules after manufacturing and acts as a preventative measure to keep dirt from settling on installed modules.
Whereas other solutions require demineralized or distilled water, the Deisolyse process allows for the use of regular tap water without creating any additional waste. By using water that does not contain any information, Deisolyse enhances the water’s properties to enable a reduction in corrosion and biogenic growth while improving light transmission for module glass, according to Upsolar. The company says this enhances module efficiency and runtime operation to increase the value of the PV plants.
Going forward, Upsolar says it will explore the use of Ökologische Solarreinigung’s Deisolyse process to overcome a variety of challenges facing the solar cleaning sector.