The world market leader for PV cleaning systems from Germany, SunBrush mobil, is breaking new ground with the opening of its branch office SunBrush USA in the city of Henderson, Nevada. There, the joint venture of SunBrush mobil and its importer for the UK and Irish market Halse Solar Ltd will sell and maintain the PV cleaning systems of the German company and deliver spare parts to PV power plant operators, O&M companies and site owners across the US.
“We will fill a major gap with our products. Up to now, there has been no similar solar panel cleaning device in the US,” says Franz Ehleuter, Managing Director of SunBrush mobil.
The US branch office offers the whole range of SunBrush mobil´s solar panel cleaners, which can be mounted quickly and easily on carrier vehicles, such as tractors or wheel loaders and guarantee efficient and gentle cleaning either dry or wet. The multi-purpose device SunBrush mobil Compact removes dust, sand and bird droppings from ground-mounted PV systems.
To remove snow, the company offers a Winter Kit upgrade for the Compact with a brush motor having twice the power, a reinforced frame of the PV cleaning system and Aluminum snow deflector blades, which deflect up to 10 centimeters of snow in one run on either side of the brush. Customers can see how the units work at a demonstration in Henderson.
For rooftop or carport cleaning, SunBrush offers SunBrush mobil Crane, whereas SunBrush mobil Rapid, mounted on mini-excavators, is the ideal solution for sites with narrow passageways or tracking beams across the row. SunBrush mobil Trackflex has, on the other hand, been developed for PV tracking systems. With the larger 20” brush fitted, even NexTracker Horizon arrays can be cleaned, as the brushes are designed to sweep straight over the protruding brackets.
Support: A 400 sqm warehouse guarantees a spare part delivery within one day. “It is very exciting to oversee and manage this new venture. Having seen SunBrush mobil become the answer to utility scale panel washing in Europe, I am looking forward to working with customers all over the USA to find their solar cleaning solution,” says Edward Halse, Sales Manager of SunBrush USA.
— Solar Builder magazine