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Cleaning glass photovoltaic substrates

Q. How do I clean glass photovoltaic substrates with and without transparent conductive oxide contact films?

A. Glass sheets used as substrates for solar or photovoltaic panels can be cleaned in large inline glass washers using Detojet detergent. Use a 1% concentration … Click to learn more.

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Detojet, Low-Foaming Liquid Detergent

Q. What industries commonly use Detojet and what residues does Detojet remove?
A. Detojet, Low-Foaming Liquid Detergent is used in a variety of industries such as Healthcare, Laboratory, Precision Manufacturing and Metalworking and Food & Dairy. Detojet is an alkaline non-ionic cleaner that would remove soil, tares, resins, grease, blood, tissue, oils, particulates, chemicals, and solvents.
For more information on Detojet, please see the technical bulletin or the Detojet msds.

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Cleaner for Solar Wash System

Q. We are a new system designed to clean large solar arrays. We would like to develop a cleaner for our particular use in our solar wash system that produces an easy to maintain surface to keep module output at a maximum.

A. Installed solar arrays and panels operate at peak efficiency when they are clean. Dirt, grime, bird droppings and dust can degrade the performance of solar panels. To remove residues, use a 0.5% solution of Liquinox neutral range detergent (5 ml/L or 0.6 oz/gallon).

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ISO Certification and Alconox Detergent

Q. What is ISO 9000? Can Alconox brand cleaners be used by companies with ISO 9000 certification? A. Alconox brand cleaners are GMP compliant and are often used by companies with ISO 9000 certification.

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Viscosity of Alconox Detojet

Q. What is the viscosity of Detojet so a vendor can specify a flow meter for delivery application? Do you have any recommendations of methods of verification?

A. The viscosity of Detojet is similar to that of water. The viscosity of water depends on temperature. Read More . . .

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Citranox Corrosion for Photovoltaic Application

Q. We use Citranox for cleaning glass coated with tin oxide. We use the cleaned glass to deposit thin film CdS/CdTe photovoltaic devices. We use your citranox detergent and use a stainless steel ultrasonic cleaner. Is there a concern that the citranox could corrode stainless and deposit metallic ions on the glass surface? Which can be detrimental to the semiconductor films of the photovoltaic devices? Should we use a PTFE ultrasonic cleaner?

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Advantages of Properly Cleaned Glass Substrates

Q. I have previously worked on CdTe solar cells in academia and DSC in industry and currently work with industry on collaborative R&D projects across materials science. I would like further information on the advantages of properly cleaned/prepared glass substrates and it’s effects of module/cell performance.

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Cleaning Photovoltaic Surfaces

Cleaning Photovoltaic Surfaces

Q. Which Alconox detergents can best clean glass or metal that has a photovoltaic surface? A. Thin film solar module manuf

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How to: Reduce Cleaning Time

How to: Reduce Cleaning Time

Q. Are there other cleaning variables, besides increasing cleaning time, which would allow for a more thorough cleaning process? A. At Alconox, Inc we recognize

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