As the world continues to transition towards cleaner and sustainable energy sources, solar energy has emerged as a key player in meeting the growing demand for electricity. However, solar panels can suffer from reduced efficiency due to dust, debris, and other environmental factors that accumulate on their surface. Regular cleaning of solar panels is crucial to ensure optimal performance and maximize energy generation.
Traditionally, water-based cleaning systems have been used for cleaning solar panels. However, these systems have a significant impact on the environment as they consume large amounts of water, and the water used for cleaning is often mixed with dirt and other pollutants. Additionally, using water-based cleaning methods can increase the risk of damage to solar panels due to the presence of minerals and other substances in the water.
Photom Technologies' solution is an autonomous and waterless cleaning and inspection system for solar PV plants. The patented dry cleaning mechanism used by the robot is effective in all kinds of geographies and climatic conditions, eliminating the need for water or chemicals. This solution increases the efficiency of solar PV plants, generates additional units of clean energy, and reduces CO2 emissions.
It also helps in saving resources and ensuring the safety of local labor. The use of a robotic cleaning system ensures that the solar panels are cleaned efficiently and effectively, without any damage. The system is equipped with a web dashboard for remote control and monitoring, as well as thermal scanners to detect microcracks and hotspots in solar panels, providing real-time information on panel health.
By using Photom Technologies' solution for solar panel cleaning, solar PV plants can ensure maximum energy generation, lower operating costs, and reduced environmental impact. The adoption of this technology can lead to increased sustainability of solar plants, and ultimately, a cleaner and more sustainable future.