Upsolar, a provider of solar PV modules, has teamed with Okologische Solarreinigung to offer what the companies say is an environmentally friendly cleaning solution for Upsolar's products.
Okologische Solarreinigung has implemented a new process in module cleaning called Deisolys, which was developed by the Lichmatrix Laboratory in Munich. The process effectively removes various types of carbon deposits that can form on modules after manufacturing and acts as a preventive measure to keep dirt from settling on installed modules, according to the companies.
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, the companies add.
Upsolar says it will explore the use of Okologische Solarreinigung's Deisolyse process to overcome a variety of challenges facing the solar cleaning sector.