American Polywater Corporation
Polywater® Solar Panel Wash is specially formulated for cleaning all types of solar panels without oxidizing or abrading aluminum rails and mounting apparatus. Many common car-wash soaps and window cleaners contain alkalines that promote oxidation and require a deionized water rinse.
Dust, bird droppings, pollution, pollen, tree sap, plant matter residue, etc., all reduce the overall effectiveness of solar panel generation capacity. A 2011 study by the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology concluded that “accumulated dust on the surface of photovoltaic solar panels can reduce the system’s efficiency by up to 50%.” Panels must be cleaned regularly to maximize system performance and longevity.
Even if only one panel in a string operates at 10% less than full capacity due to contamination, the entire string suffers the same 10% performance loss. This is known in the industry as the “Christmas-lights effect”. The small cost of regular cleaning with Polywater® Solar Panel Wash yields big savings by increasing panel capacity.s, insects, and rodents out of the duct. FST™ Sealant expands and hardens to a “closed cell”, rigid structure.
It is both permanent and removable. The foam expands and cures quickly, even when water is present.