Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NOC on Solar Will Reduce Solar Panel Soiling and Accelerate ROI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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. NOC on Solar creates a hydrophobic solar panel. 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.
“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. 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.  They 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 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 field due to its non-polymer make-up and its durability. NOC on Solar does for solar panels what TeflonTM does for cookware– creates an easier to clean surface. NOC on Solar’s long-lasting 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 have a greater impact on cleaning, allows cleaning cycles to occur less frequently and as a result, reduces water consumption.
“The application of NOC on Solar 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. 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 can be found at http://www.clarkeclean.com.
NOC on Solar, TUV certified, is available for purchase at http://www.clarkeclean.com.  For additional information please contact media@clarkeclean.com or 408.892.9972.
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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