Product - Lichen Removal Agent

Lichen Removal Agent

Remove lichen, moss and other fungi contaminants from your solar panels without voiding its warranty.

Biodegradable agent to remove lichens, fungi and moss from solar panels.

Lichen Removal Agent (LRA) is a concentrated removal agent for lichens, mosses and other fungi designed specifically to be used on solar panels, specially in very humid environments and with large amount of organic matter (near forest, agricultural plantations, etc.)

LRA is a biodegradable product designed to be as delicate as possible with the components of the solar module (ARC, silicone and aluminium frame). The product will help break the bond between the lichen and the solar glass, making them easier to remove.

This is a remediation product and should be used as such. To avoid the recurring use of the product please act preventively and protect your modules with one of our coatings. The coating will seal the glass and any future growth of lichen will not be bonded to it so strongly thus making them easier to remove.

Industries & Applications
  • Cleaning of photovoltaic solar panels, solar thermal panels, photovoltaic solar tiles, etc.
  • Installers of photovoltaic plants
  • Solar panel cleaning companies
  • Solar parks with their own maintenance teams
Available Formats
  • 2kg drum
  • 5kg drum
  • 20kg drum
FAQs
  • The surface of photovoltaic solar panels must be clean to ensure full operation and maximum efficiency. Any kind of dirt that may be on the surface of the solar module, be it dust, pollen, tree sap, bird droppings, sand, salt crystals, etc., will reduce the light transmission, i.e., reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the solar module cells, and thus the panel will produce less power.

  • To the naked eye the panels may appear clean, however there will be dirt accumulated, even if it is just the air pollution itself. A simple test to see if your panel needs cleaning is to wipe the surface of the panel with a white cloth or cotton pad before the actual cleaning.

  • According to recent studies, when a solar panel is very dirty it can lose up to 50% of its efficiency compared to a clean solar panel. However, an energy loss of 10 to 15% can be observed in panels with some dirt.

  • In fact, rain or wind alone does not wash the solar panels. The wind carries dust particles, and the rain, specially in small quantities will catch any dust in the air and, when it dries, will leave dirt spots, thus making the solar system less efficient.

    A simple way to illustrate why the weather alone does not wash out the solar panels is to look at the windshield of your car. If you leave your windshield dirty for a long time, you will lose visibility due to accumulated dirt, but thanks to the cleaner that you apply and the windshield wiper, you can wash the glass and regain visibility in no time!

    In this way, the solar panels are like the windshields of your car, except that they do not have readily available liquid for washing the solar panels associated with the windshield wiper.

  • For the warranty on your solar panel to remain valid, you should use solar panel cleaners that meet the manufacturers' requirements, such ChemiTek’s products.

    However, as a rule of thumb, use products with a neutral pH, that are tested by international laboratories and approved by the solar panel manufacturers themselves. This will rule out any negative effect of their use on washing solar panels.

  • 1kg of product for 10 litres of water.

    For more information, see the Technical Data Sheet or contact us.

  • LRA is a removal agent for lichen, moss and fungi designed specifically to be used on solar panels

  • LRA is a biodegradable product designed to be as delicate as possible with the components of the solar module (ARC, silicone and aluminium frame). The product will help break the bond between the lichen and the solar glass, making them easier to remove.

    In case of doubt, contact us.

  • LRA is a remediation product, and it should be used as such. To avoid the reappearance of the problem, you should act preventively and protect the modules with an hydrophobic coating such as the D-Solar Defendor from ChemiTek.

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