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A Successful Cleaning Job at Walmart Jerseyville, IL

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

We're thrilled to share our recent triumph in the field of sustainable energy maintenance. On August 23, 2023, MW Solar Clean collaborated with our client Continental Energy Solutions and embarked on a mission to rejuvenate Walmart Jerseyville, IL's 1.12575 MW roof mount solar array, comprising a whopping 2850 solar modules.

The Challenge: Bird droppings, dust and severe efficiency loss.

Our team encountered a pressing issue when we arrived at the site: an abundance of bird droppings marring the solar panels' surfaces. These unsightly blemishes weren't just an aesthetic concern; they were significantly impacting the system's performance and damaging the longevity of the modules and investment.

The Solution: Thorough Cleaning and Care

Our meticulous approach involved a series of carefully planned steps:

Assessment: We began by conducting a thorough evaluation of the solar array, noting the severity of contamination and identifying areas needing special attention. We found especially that the North side had significantly more droppings than the South, so decided to work from North to South.

Cleaning: Armed with our state-of-the-art Sola-Tecs C1000 cleaning brush, two deionized water tanks, a cold water pressure washer, a cherry picker and our professional expertise, we embarked on a precise cleaning process. With these environmentally friendly solutions and specialized tools, we ensured that every solar panel regained its pristine condition.

During the day the temperatures on the roof reached close to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, so we decided to work from late afternoon till the early hours of the next morning.

After 25 hours of cleaning over two and a half days, our two cleaning experts finally could enjoy the morning sun shining bright of all the clean modules.

The Results: A Remarkable 41.6% Increase in Efficiency

The numbers don't lie, and they tell a remarkable story:

Pre-clean Average: 4.81 AMP

Post-clean Average: 8.24 AMP

This translates to an average increase in efficiency of a staggering 41.6%! By eliminating the hindrance of bird droppings and other contaminants, we've not only restored the solar array to its optimal performance but also significantly boosted its energy generation capacity.

Recommendation: Quarterly Cleaning

Given the substantial presence of bird droppings in the area, we strongly recommend implementing quarterly cleaning services. This proactive approach will maintain the panels' efficiency and maximize Walmart's green energy production, all while contributing to a cleaner environment.

At MW Solar Clean, we're passionate about supporting businesses in their commitment to renewable energy. Our success at Walmart Jerseyville, IL, stands as a testament to the power of regular solar panel maintenance. If you're ready to elevate your solar array's performance, contact us today for a consultation. Together, we can create a greener and more efficient future!

We would like thank our client Continental Energy Solutions for their support and we ‘re happy to keep delivering the best results they can find.

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Sarah Keevy
Sarah Keevy

Midwest Solar Clean are the best in the biz☺️

Pieter Wehmeyer
Pieter Wehmeyer

Thank you Sarah for your support!

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