Solar panels function by allowing light into the solar cells. The more light that hits a panel, the more power it will generate. Any obstruction either on or near the panels can adversely affect the panel’s ability to perform efficiently. It is important to have a clean, unobstructed area around the solar panels in order to protect and maintain the efficiency of your solar farm.
Fields containing solar farms must be maintained through the use of a well-planned solar farm grounds maintenance strategy. If not, plants can grow high to overlook the panels and blow debris onto them thus reducing electrical output. Regular grass cutting is an essential part of operations and maintenance on solar farms to prevent shading along the bottom edges of the panels which results in lower output.
A full solar panel maintenance service should include the initial site clearance and enhancement through to final landscaping and ongoing grounds maintenance.
Ongoing maintenance packages should include the following:
Grass Cutting. Mowing in and around the solar panel array using our specialist machinery.
Hedge Cutting. Hedge cutting and surrounding tree works/surveys. This enables site security to be maintained and will stop solar panel shading.
Weed Control. Spraying and weed control – blanket and spot spraying, keeping weeds under control.
If you own or maintain a commercial solar panel array, you will no doubt be interested in reaping the largest financial reward from your array and seeing your ROI as soon as possible. Solar panel maintenance will help you to do just that. We have carried out solar panel cleaning and maintenance on large scale solar farms. We comply with all health and safety regulations.
If you would like any advice regarding the cleaning and maintenance of the solar panels on your solar farm or if you are thinking of having panels installed and have questions regarding requirements for cleaning and maintaining solar panels, please feel free to contact us.