Automated self-sustain solar panel cleaning systems

We work closely with leading technologies providers across UK and Europe to develop automated self-sustain, low energy cleaning system to enable continuous operation of solar energy systems. Africa with high annual global irradiation of over 2,100 kWhm-2 and great potential for having a boom in clean growth of energy generation and relating economy, are unfortunately arid climate where contaminants can quickly accumulate on surfaces and reduce the performance of deployed system of any scale.

In these conditions, manual maintenance with water and brush are not a viable option from both economic and environmental viewpoints. We aim to carry out environmental testing, CFD modelling, fabricating architectures using transparent earth abundant and low-cost materials and designing the delivery of fluid and automation for continuous operation.