Commercial and Industrial Solar Services

Owners of commercial solar systems often have a different set of needs to residential solar owners.

Firstly, commercial buildings often have different loading limits on their roof- and this is typically less than the load bearing capacity of residential properties. Then there are more complex electrical configurations, more meter boards and often riskier access.

Business owners also don’t want the bad publicity of an unlicensed operator falling from their roof, or damage that an inexperienced or unqualified person can cause to their property. CSM are fully accredited in working at heights and in operating access equipment. We are also fully insured, and have a team of highly experienced personnel who have worked in the solar industry for many years.

Panel Cleaning

For large solar farms, CSM have machines of different sizes which allow us to accommodate for various row widths, panel orientations and ground conditions. Our machines enable us to provide a consistent and cost-effective service for our customers.
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CSM have machines of different sizes which allow us to accommodate for various row widths

Rooftop Cleaning

We use the latest non-scratch, water-fed brushes with de-ionised water. We do not use any harsh chemicals that can contaminate rain water collection tanks or damage the environment. Our team are all trained in working at heights, and have the relevant tickets for operating access equipment. Commercial Solar Maintenance takes safety seriously, and always has a HSE specialist audit the site, ensuring relevant JSA’s are completed and risks minimised.

We use the latest non-scratch, water-fed brushes with de-ionised water

Safety & Performance Checks

If you have a feeling your system is not saving you as much as it should be, or is not performing at its optimum, Commercial Solar Maintenance can organise a Performance Diagnostic Report.  One of our analysts will compare what a typical system would generate and compare this to what your system is currently generating to see if there are any anomalies. If there is a significant gap, one of our CEC qualified electricians can visit your site and perform a series of tests to detect the cause. The CSM electrician will also confirm that the system meets all relevant safety codes. We will then provide you with a  detailed report and suggestions on how to improve performance or rectify electrical non-compliance.

CSM can also offer owners of commercial PV systems ongoing maintenance and performance monitoring packages where we monitor system generation, provide reports and despatch maintenance personnel when required – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We are experts in vermin control, and can both clean existing material and prevent a new infestation from occurring.

Pest/Vegetation Control

Nesting birds and vermin infestation can become a significant hazard in commercial solar installations. Feathers and nesting material underneath the panels can cause a build-up of combustible fuel, which, if left unmaintained, becomes a potential fire hazard. Droppings and other matter on the surface of the panels can also significantly effect the performance of the system.

Commercial Solar Maintenance are experts in vermin control, and can both clean existing material and prevent a new infestation from occurring.

Where vegetation becomes a concern in solar farms, Commercial Solar Maintenance can provide a clearing service that keeps weeds in between rows of panels under control. If left untreated, these weeds can quickly grow higher than the panel height, causing shading and soiling – significantly lowering the output of the system and reducing accessibility for maintenance services.

Panel Recycling

With many older solar systems either coming to the end of their useful life or in need of replacement, Commercial Solar Maintenance provides a recycling service for customers who want to dispose of their panels in an environmentally sensitive way.

With a government report estimating that global solar panel waste could total 78 million globally by 2050, we are committed to ensuring that our customers are aware that there are other options (rather than landfill) for their old solar panels

Commercial Solar Maintenance provides a recycling service for customers who want to dispose of their panels in an environmentally sensitive way.