Adding the right Hydrophobic Coating to your Solar Panels Will Boost Your Electrical Output

San Jose, Calif, Oct 26, 2010 – Clarke Clean has developed an ultra-thin hydrophobic coating, NOC on Solar, for PV solar panels that allows 100% light transmittance and accelerates your solar panel ROI.

NOC on Solar is a modification of the solar panel glass surface, on a molecular level, to provide a virtually self-cleaning effect. When layered over an anti-reflective coating, NOC on Solar has proven even greater performance in the conversion of the sun’s rays into reusable energy output.

Prevent Loss of Income

“Solar’s dirty little secret has led end-users to believe solar panels, upon installation, do not require a continued level of maintenance to achieve quoted panel performance. Common sense tells this is not the case.

If you leave your car parked outside for any extended period of time the windshield will need to be cleaned for driving visibility. Solar panel glass works in exactly the same way. When left outside solar panel glass will get dirty.

It is an undeniable fact that dirty solar panels will not perform as well as clean solar panels. How bad a problem is this?

While many factors impact solar power production in solar panels, experts agree you will lose power when your panels get dirty. That loss may range as high as 25% in some areas according to the National Renewable Energy laboratory. Individual dealers have reported losses as high as 30% for some customers who never bothered to clean or maintain their panels. In very dusty areas, even 4 grams of dust / square meter will reduce the electrical generation level by up to 40%.

If you want the most from your solar panels – your Solar Panels need to be proactively cleaned and maintained to avoid the soiling from natural contaminants that jeopardize light transmittance.

For pennies per square foot, NOC on Solar's hydrophobic coating can make them easier to clean, keep them cleaner, and lengthen the time between scheduled cleaning cycles,” says Cliff Clarke, CEO of Clarke Clean.

NOC on Solar differentiates itself in the hydrophobic coating field due to its non-polymer make-up and its durability. NOC on Solar does for solar panels what TeflonTM does for cookware – it creates an easier to clean surface.

NOC on Solar’s long-lasting hydrophobic coating formula creates a smooth, hard, anti-static surface (low surface energy), which repels environmental contaminants such as dust, pollen, sand etc.

NASA and the US Department of Energy agree that the glass surface should be easily cleanable, have a low surface energy, and be smooth, hard and hydrophobic. This allows natural rain and snow cycles to help clean the panels, reduces the need for more frequent cleaning and as a result, reduces water consumption - which is especially important in many areas.

“The application of of the hydrophobic coating can occur at any stage of the manufacturing or installation process,” says Clarke. NOC on Solar is most cost effective when it is applied earlier in the manufacturing cycle.

However, NOC on Solar can be applied at any stage in the life of a solar panel – even after installation is completed.

NOC on Solar is expected to last 2-3 years and is TUV certified.

NOC on Solar benefits everyone from large Solar Power Service Providers, business owners and homeowners who are planning a solar panel installation, or already have a solar panel installation completed.

About Clarke Clean

Clarke Clean LLC, the maker of NOC on Solar, is a Bay Area Certified Green company, located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Founded in 2008 Clarke Clean, LLC is a minority owned business with a focus on green cleaning technology.

More about Clarke Clean, LLC , including a video demonstrating how easy it is to apply their product can be found by clicking here.

NOC on Solar is a pending trademark of Clarke Clean, LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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