Recently Ritec International’s Marketing Partner in Mexico, Transparencia en Servicios, applied ‘non-stick’, easy-clean Ritec ClearShield® glass surface treatment on rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar panels in Tijuana.
Mexico is one of a few countries outside the Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa regions that, according to the World Bank, has ‘excellent conditions for solar PV’. In fact, Mexico’s solar energy market achieved 84% growth in 2021, with rooftop PV solar panels becoming more and more popular, generating clean and renewable low-cost energy.
The major obstacle to a solar panel’s performance, however, is dirt (‘soiling’) or anything else that lands on the glass surface. This is where the proven Ritec ClearShield Eco-System®, developed to renovate, protect and maintain glass, comes in.
Transparencia en Servicios are experienced applicators of the Ritec ClearShield Eco-System®. Any glass surface treated with this System becomes ClearShield Eco-Glass® which resists dirt and other forms of staining and is easier to clean and keep clean. Their on-site applicators firstly renovated the existing dirty glass solar panel surfaces, totalling around 100m2 (1,080ft2), bringing them all back to new. With the glass now chemically clean, Ritec ClearShield® was applied to the surface, effectively sealing it and protecting it from dirt as well as moisture. Any contaminants on ClearShield Eco-Glass® are significantly easier to remove compared to ordinary glass.
The application of Ritec ClearShield® means a low-maintenance, ‘non-stick’ glass surface which will optimise the amount of solar transmission and maximise electrical generation. This also reduces payback time, another benefit.
For more information about of ClearShield® for solar panels, visit www.ritec.co.uk/solar.