How to clean your solar panels

April 17, 2019 admin Leave a comment

Solar panels that are installed at an angle (in line with a pitched roof or on tilt frames) are generally self cleaning. However in dry, dusty areas or where panels are installed flat; dirt dust, grime and other substances such as bird droppings can build-up reducing the power output of the PV panels. Due to the nature of solar panels grime and bird droppings doesn’t need to cover an entire panel to reduce output significantly.

Designing for a Winter winning solar living system

April 10, 2019 admin Leave a comment

We all want to be off the grid, well at least not reliant on the grid.  By being less reliant on the grid there is a powershift  from the energy retailers to us. But that doesn’t mean we’d want to totally abandon the grid as the grid offers a huge opportunity to sell our excess solar to others who can’t access solar including commercial players or big industry.