Thin film solar module manufacturing requires clean glass and metal substrates for optimum yield. Photovoltaic glass cleaning is required to make efficient photovoltaic solar panels with no poorly formed laser scribe barriers in the PV solar cells that cause short circuits and poor performance. Clean glass is needed prior to vapor deposition of silicon (Si) or Cadmium/Telluride (CdTe) layers on transparent metal oxide (TCO) coated glass. Clean copper is required prior to vapor deposition of copper, indium, gallium selenide (CIGS) on thin metal films. Alconox Inc. has the solar cleaners needed for manufacturing, available globally. Alconox also supplies solar cleaners that can be used for maintenance of installed solar panels to maintain optimum performance and light transmittance to the photovoltaic surface.
|ARTICLES CLEANED/SOIL REMOVED||CLEANING METHOD(S)||RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS|
|Glass and conductive oxide coated glass substrates to remove particles, oils and residue||Manual, Ultrasonic, Soak||Alconox, Liquinox|
|Glass and conductive oxide coated glass substrates to remove particles, oils and residue||Machine Washer, Power Wash||Detojet|
|For acid cleaning of stainless steel, Copper, and coated plastic to remove oils, particulates and residues||Manual, Ultrasonic, Soak||Citranox|
|For acid cleaning of stainless steel, Copper, and coated plastic to remove oils, particulates and residues||Pressure Spray Machine Washer, Power Wash||Citrajet|
|Conductivity festing fluid for wet insulation resistance and immersion conductivity testing||Soak, Pour, Spray||Liquinox|
|Silicon Wafers to removing particles and residues||Manual, ultrasonic, soak||Alconox, Liquinox|