Surface Cleaning of PV Modules and CSP Mirrors.
The global solar industry is expanding and with it the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the huge solar fields is becoming a growing niche market. Maintaining the cleanliness of PV modules and CSP mirrors surfaces in large solar field operations has been on the back burner until now, but can no longer be ignored, because it means heavy financial loses.
A 10 MW PV power plant in the U.S desert, for example, could lose over $300,000 in revenue every year due to improperly maintained PV modules. 100 MW PV plant could lose over $3.0 million. The same is true for large scale CSP power plants. Nothing to sneeze at...
I have a broad experience in the solar industry, and am familiar with the manufacturing of solar products, as well as with the proper O&M procedures used in solar fields. As a Chem E. and technical manager, I have been involved in a large number of surface defects analysis and remediation projects, so I can discuss the technical and administrative issues and solutions in depth. This is an important subject, and I believe that it would attract a large group of interested individuals and professionals.