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Windex outdoor glass and patio cleaner: http://amzn.to/2bv3adZ An easy way to clean your solar panels without having to climb up onto the roof using Windex …

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  1. Simon Ginn says:

    Used normal windex surface spray as gutters used to collect rain water for drinking. Requires walking on the roof

  2. Cleaning Over time, dirt and dust can accumulate on the glass surface of the module, reducing its power output. Yingli Solar recommends periodic cleaning of PV modules to ensure maximum power output, especially in regions with low precipitation. In order to reduce the potential for electrical and thermal shock, Yingli Solar recommends cleaning PV modules during early morning or late afternoon hours when solar radiation is low and the modules are cooler, especially in regions with hotter temperatures. Never attempt to clean a PV module with broken glass or other signs of exposed wiring, as this presents a shock hazard. Clean the glass surface of the PV modules with a soft brush using soft, clean water with a recommended pressure less than 690kPa, which is typical of most municipal water systems. Water with high mineral content may leave deposits on the glass surface and is not recommended. Yingli Solar PV modules may contain a hydrophobic anti-reflective coating on the glass surface to enhance power output and reduce dirt and dust buildup. In order to avoid module damage, do not clean PV modules with a power washer or pressure washer. Do not use steam or corrosive chemicals to facilitate the cleaning of modules. Do not use aggressive tools or abrasive materials that could scratch or damage the glass surface. Failure to comply with these requirements may adversely affect the PV module performance. Yingli Solar PV modules are designed to withstand high snow loads. However, if removing snow is desired to enhance production, use a brush to gently remove snow. Do not try to remove frozen snow or ice from PV modules.

  3. My works too. I used Inplix handbooks and build it without any problems.

  4. IF you want to make it by yourself just go to InpliX page.

  5. Joan G. says:

    Good tip, we are getting solar panels soon. I can see that my neighbor's 8 month solar panels are quite dirty so I think I shall be doing this periodically during the California dry season.

  6. Looks simple enough 🙂

  7. Great tip man, we are planning on getting solar power soon so this will definitely help 🙂

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