Apparatuses, Systems and Methods for Cleaning Photovoltaic Devices

Georg Eitelhuber (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Embodiments of solar panel cleaning apparatuses, solar panel cleaning systems, and solar panel cleaning methods are disclosed. In certain embodiments, the disclosed solar panel cleaning apparatuses, systems and methods do may not require any water or other cleaning liquids in the whole cleaning process, which makes them prominent well suited in for water-deficit environments such as deserts. In one embodiment, the solar panel cleaning apparatus comprises one or more rotatable brushes each having a rotational axis and a drive configured to move each of the one or more rotatable brushes in a direction that is not perpendicular to the rotational axis. The solar panel cleaning apparatus is may be configured such that the angle of the rotational axis of at least one of the one or more rotatable brushes is adjustable relative to the direction of travel.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberUS9355873B2
StatePublished - Feb 14 2013
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2019-02-13


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