After years of development the SolarWash automated washing system is available!OCS Energy after many years of research and development is proud to release its SolarWash SW500 automatic photovoltaic panel washing system.
- Completely automated Plant Operators select when to wash the panels ( input from plant SCADA,Time of Day, Week or manually selected)
- Does not require shutdown of the trackers before washing ( OSHA Lock and Tag Procedures for energized electrical systems).
- Schedule washing with out the problems associated with cleaning crews.
- Working in conjunction with a major manufacturer of single axes trackers OCS Energy has gained approval for the attachment of our PV module cleaning system to the single axes tracker system and WILL NOT VOID YOUR WARRENTY!
The S500 is capable of cleaning four hundred and twenty photovoltaic panels ranging from 250 WDC – 350WDC. Most popular panels can be accommodated by our patent pending nozzle mounting system and automatic controls. Each SolarWash unit is controlled remotely by the Human Machine Interface (HMI) via the solar power plants SCADA monitoring system. The SW500 has an electronic level control that allows the plant operators to measure the amount of water that is used for by each unit before and after a complete wash cycle. This enables the use of our proprietary software to allow the operations staff to schedule panel washing when it produces the most benefit! This saves water.
In addition to fluid monitoring the system uses a non-clogging wash nozzle that produces a wave action to remove even the most stubborn dirt and animal waste from the glass surface. This means less maintenance in replacing clogged nozzles due to mineral degradation. Our nozzles are designed specifically for this application and are not some “off the shelf” irrigation nozzel which spray a “rain droplet” to soak the panel surface. Our nozzels send a “wave” of water down the panel to remove the “tough stuff”.
Did we mention WATER RECOVERY? The SolarWash system has an option for capturing the spent water and recycle it to the SW420 unit for filtering. This means that the operators can reuse the initial rinse water and “filter” it for the next washing.
The SolarWash system is completely OSHA compliant for avoiding the steps necessary to manually clean a photovoltaic array.