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Cleaning under Solar panels

PostPosted:Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:57 pm
by Dowly
Any ideas how to clean under solar panels that are about 30 mm above the roof?
Over time there is a build up of "gunge" etc.
Would a 50/50 mixture sugar soap and water applied by a garden sprayer work? Then hose out.

Might seem a silly request but I'm sure there are a lot solar panels with small gaps on motor homes.

Dowly

Re: Cleaning under Solar panels

PostPosted:Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:08 pm
by scubadoo
This still works perfectly for us:
viewtopic.php?f=84&t=11964#p141364

For occasional use some of this $2 bottle undiluted sprayed under the panels and left to naturally dry and weather should achieve the desired effect.
https://shop.countdown.co.nz/Shop/Produ ... gLcNvD_BwE

Ours still look perfect underneath. :TU

Re: Cleaning under Solar panels

PostPosted:Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:36 pm
by MiriamNZ
Had occasion to remove the solar panels, exposing he grunge underneath, Aasmall forrest of moss and what not. A 10 yr old vehicle, with 10yr old solar panels, so a 10yr growth of moss.
When I removed the grunge the roof paint was in perfect condition. Unlike the paint not hidden under the solar panels and moss.
I vote to leave the grunge be.

Cheers
Miriam

Re: Cleaning under Solar panels

PostPosted:Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:33 pm
by Growlerbearnz
It must be spring cleaning time! Today I was contemplating exactly this as I washed the caravan.

In the end I just hosed all the leaves out from underneath and called it done- but I'll be following in case someone's got a good solution!

Re: Cleaning under Solar panels

PostPosted:Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:01 am
by DarrenM
MiriamNZ wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Had occasion to remove the solar panels, exposing he grunge underneath, Aasmall forrest of moss and what not. A 10 yr old vehicle, with 10yr old solar panels, so a 10yr growth of moss.
When I removed the grunge the roof paint was in perfect condition. Unlike the paint not hidden under the solar panels and moss.
I vote to leave the grunge be.

Cheers
Miriam
Totally agree, well provided its not a such a farm under there you should be paying rates on it.
Otherwise perhaps the sun is the enemy and anything between it and the paint is more friend than foe

Re: Cleaning under Solar panels

PostPosted:Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:55 pm
by Davideagles
I use a wet duster and it seems to do the trick.

Re: Cleaning under Solar panels

PostPosted:Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:10 am
by Allanz44
Gutter whiskers
They are a long brush designed to stop .Leaves etc getting into your home gutters
They also make a great bottle brush able to slide between your roof and panels for a clean up