Solar Panel Cleaning
PV Soiling Manager Mindset
If the world chooses solar as 30% of its energy source then our worldwide solar panel cleaning challenge can be estimated to be 35.07 trillion square meters of surface area per year. So how is the world approaching this “PV soiling problem”? Should solar panels just be cleaned or should we manage PV Soiling? Should we apply technology to solving the problem?
Let's start by understanding the problem profoundly. At a high-level view, photovoltaic soiling reduces performance and the obvious answer is cleaning. This simplistic view is 100% valid but there is more to the story. A one-size-fits-all solution is good enough yet there is an opportunity to make solar assets perform better if we go beyond solar panel cleaning to improve solar asset earnings by applying the right technologies and know-how. The science of PV soiling mitigation is in its early stages and at this moment in time we are seeing two main mindsets. Learn more in our online course.