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Solar Panel Brushes Save Time On Big Cleaning Jobs



While smaller solar panels like you'll find on homes and some commercial buildings can be easily cleaned using the same waterfed pole equipment you already own for window cleaning, if you get into large solar panel cleaning jobs, you might want to consider using a rotary brush. 

Rotary solar brushes come in two different categories: hydrkinetically powered (i.e., water-powered) and electric powered.  Both offer considerable time savings in the cleaning operation performed on solar panels and building surfaces when compared to traditional fixed brushes.

Rotary solar panel brushes work by attaching a telescopic lance to a small pressure washer and water purification system. They come in different designs and lengths, and vary in cost.  Just like with water-fed pole brushes, the longer the solar panel brush diameter, the more area it cleans in one swoop, allowing you to work faster.  

These water-powered brushes can also be used on aluminum and vinyl siding. 


Electric Powered Dual Solar Panel Brush

Our top choice for small to medium solar panel jobs, the dual brush system is perfect for getting you in and out of the job quickly and efficiently, saving you time, money, and elbow grease!

When used with a battery pack, you can just grab and go! Battery gives you 4 to 5 hours of use time, which is generally enough to get you through an entire day. You can also plug it in to a 110v outlet.

  • Dual Brush design scrubs away surface dust, mold and bird droppings with ease!
  • Counter rotating brushes stabilize the system on the panel allowing for easy control with superior cleaning power.
  • 25-inch cleaning path with an 18ft brush makes quick work of most panels systems cleaning 1.2MW to 1.6MW per 8 hour day.
  • Very Efficient cleaning 5000 to 8000 square feet per hour, depending on access. Reliable components offers long service life
  • Low Water use design offers a eco-friendly, responsible cleaning method consuming 2 to 3 gallons per minute.
  • Partner it with the DIY RODI solar kit for maximum power and efficiency! 


Counter Rotating Solar Brush 16in with Floating Brush System

This is a reasonably-priced system that has dual brushes that counter rotate, which helps with controlling the water-powered brushes on the solar panel. The floating brush system requires the use of a small pressure washer for power, then attaches to a telescopic wand. The floating system design automatically adjusts to the panel to increase efficiency and cleaning quality. 

  • Minimum Requirements: 435 PSI (30 BAR)
  • 2.3 gallons per minute consumption 9 LPM
  • 725 PSI (50 BAR) max working pressure

    For Pressure washing sizing, the brush's 2 tips (#3.5) are the same as a #7 tip in your Pressure washer. Pressure Washer Ratings could be:
  • 1500pst at 4.0 to 5.0 gpm
  • 2000psi at 3.5 to 4.0 gpm
  • 2500psi at 3.0 to 4.0 gpm
  • 3500psi at 2.5 to 3.25 gpm
  • 4000psi at 2.5 to 3.0 gpm


  • Rotary Brush (32 in. or 39 in.) 

    • Designed to clean solar panels, vinyl, and aluminum siding
    • Mobile, hand-operated unit designed to be controlled manually
    • Hydrokinetic brushes save considerable time compared to traditional brushes
    • Requirements: 580 psi at brush head max and 2.3 gallons per minute consumption
      Requirements:
    • 600 to 700PSI (40 to 50 BAR) pressure at brush head max
      Max. Water Temperature: 104° F (40° C)
    • 2.3 to 3 Gallons per minute (9 to 11LPM) consumption


    Rotary Brush (32 in. or 39 in.) 

      The rotating roller brush was designed and built to clean solar panels, vinyl and aluminum siding.
        It is a mobile, hand-operated unit designed to be positioned and operated manually on the surface to be cleaned.
          Rotary hydrokinetically brushes offer considerable time savings in the cleaning operation performed on solar panels and building surfaces when compared to traditional fixed brushes. 
            Pressure Washer not included
              Requirements:
              • - 600 to 700PSI (40 to 50 BAR) pressure at brush head max
              • - 2.3 to 3 Gallons per minute (9 to 11LPM) consumption
              Pressure washer Recommended 
              • Pressure Washer: 2.5 gallons per minute, 2500psi


              Electric Powered Solar Brushes


              Rotary Brush 32 in (80 cm) Electric Powered (24v)

              For Cleaning Large Surfaces, solar Panels, Atrium Glass, large flat surfaces.

              The rotating roller brush was designed and built to clean solar panels.

              It is a mobile, hand-operated unit designed to be positioned and operated manually on the surface to be cleaned.

              Rotary electrically powered brushes offer considerable time savings in the cleaning operation performed on solar panels and building surfaces when compared to traditional fixed brushes.


              Requirements:

              24v Power Source at 8amps

              1.5 to 2.5 Gallons per minute consumption