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cleaning solar photovoltaic panels

Aside from using as little water as possible, solar panel cleaning faces another challenge, which is to keep the panel surface from scratching.

Ecoppia's E4 solution is a robotic device that deploys a soft microfiber combined with airflow, traveling on a platform that applies no pressure on the panel surface.

At Ketura Sun, the company's fleet of almost 100 E4 robots can clean the entire solar park every night, which naturally leads to the question of how much power an automatic system like this will draw from a solar park, and whether that would require new storage facilities for night-time use.

Source: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/25/kibbutz-recruits-100-solar-panel-robots-combat-desert-dust/#pHuLXEPEZ1HjhF2y.99