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Paint Removal Agent
Biodegradable concentrated removal agent for water and solvent based paint residues
Solar panels are an important investment for renewable energy, but they can easily become stained with paint, which can affect their efficiency. Fortunately, ChemiTek's Paint Removal Agent is specifically formulated to tackle this problem.
Paint Removal Agent (PRA) is a cleaning agent especially developed for the removal of interior paints, exterior coatings, multi-surface enamels, and water-based spray paints from the surface of solar module glass.
The formula of this solution is designed to be as mild as possible with the solar panels, so that it is easy to apply and does not present any health risks for professionals handling the product.
How it works?
ChemiTek's PRA uses a powerful combination of solvents to break down and dissolve the paint stains on your solar panels. Simply dilute the solution with water apply the solution to the affected area and wait for it to work its magic. Then, rinse off the solution with water and enjoy your clean and efficient solar panels once again.
Safe for your solar panels
Our innovative solution is fully tested by the international laboratory TÜV Sud, stating as it as safe product to use on all types of solar panels. It won't damage the surface or affect the performance of your panels, so you can trust it to effectively remove paint stains without any negative side effects.
Invest in the longevity and efficiency of your solar panels with ChemiTek's Paint Removal Agent today!
Left: cleaned with PRA Right: contaminated with paint overspray
Modules covered with paint
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
- 5kg drum
- 20kg drum
- 1000kg IBC
The surface of photovoltaic solar panels must be clean in order 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 footprint of the sun's rays, 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 is in need of 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, snow, or wind alone does not wash the solar panels, because wind carries particles, snow because it blocks sunlight, and rainwater because it is slightly acidic and, when it dries, leaves spots that quickly attract dirt again, 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.
In order for the warranty on your solar panel to remain valid, you should use solar panel cleaners that meet the manufacturers' requirements, such as Paint Removal Agent.
However, as a rule, products with neutral pH that are tested by international laboratories and that are approved by the solar panel manufacturers themselves as they rule out any negative effect of their use on washing solar panels.
Adjust the product dilution according to the problem.
If your modules are contaminated with water-based spray paint, use a dilution of 1:5 (1kg PRA to 5 liters of water); If your modules are contaminanted with one of the following: exterior coatings, interior paints, wood coatings, multi-surface enamels, use a dilution of 1:2 (1kg PRA for 2 liters of water)
PRA is a removal agent for interior paints, exterior coatings, multi-surface enamels, and water-based spray paints from the surface of solar module glass.
Paint Removal Agent 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 reacts chemically only with the contaminants and emulsions the particles so that they can be rinsed off easily.
In case of doubt, contact us.
PRA 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 antistatic coating such as the Antistatic Solar Armor from ChemiTek.