Water-free Automated
Non-contact Solar Cleaning

Sol Clarity provides transparent Electrodynamic Screen (EDS) as overlays for solar panels that automatically remove dust and improve the energy yield/output power of solar panels without the need to wash the panels with water.

Frequent dust storms and chronic dust-carrying winds are characteristics of the semi-arid and desert regions where solar power plants are typically installed, leading to the unavoidable situation wherein the surface of the solar collectors, both solar mirrors and photovoltaic (PV) panels, get covered by layers of dust. And there is just not enough fresh water in the world to clean all of the solar panels we need for a net-zero future.

 

The EDS can avoid wasting environmental water resources and the cost of labor to clean dusty solar panels.

Aerial view of hundreds solar energy modules or panels rows along the dry lands at Atacama

The Value

In under 2 minutes of operation, the EDS can remove over 90% of the dust, restoring and maintaining over 95% of the lost output power.

  • Energy efficiency: Increase power generation (reduce loss from dust)

  • Environmental sustainability: Eliminate water use and water transport, and reduce the overall Carbon footprint

  • Cost savings: No labor, No maintenance

  • Faster cleaning: Clean any or each solar collector simultaneously

 

Benefits of EDS

  • Increase electrical yield: Dust decreases a solar plant's energy yield by more than 50% per year in arid regions

  • Save money: Current cleaning methods are cost-inefficient/money intensive for each cleaning cycle

  • Save time: Instantly clean any or all of the panels in the system in under 2 minutes

  • Water-free: The (EDS) film is a water-free, “flip a switch” dust removal cleaning technology for solar panels

  • Labor-free: It is fully automated and hence negates the need for labor reducing overall cleaning costs while boosting the output efficiency

  • Patented: The patented technology has been validated in simulated conditions with over 30 peer-reviewed papers. Third-party validation is underway through solar testing labs around the world and in the field