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Brushless Cleaning of Solar Panels and WindowsMachine proposed for cleaning solar panels and reflectors uses multiple vortexes of air, solvent, and water to remove dust and dirt. Uses no brushes that might abrade solar surfaces and thereby reduce efficiency. Machine can be readily automated and can be used on curved surfaces such as aparbolic reflectors as well as on flat ones. Cleaning fluids are recycled, so that large quantities of water and solvent are not needed.
Document ID
19810000333
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Schneider, H. W. (CALTECH)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 6
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number
NPO-14922
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.