Lachen, Germany, September 30, 2021. SunBrush® mobil – the world market leader for solar cleaning machines – has put three TrackFlex cleaning systems into operation in Uzbekistan for the first time. The local project management company Nur Navoi Solar Foreign Enterprise LLC is using the systems to clean the 100- megawatt Navoi Solar Power Project solar farm southwest of the city of Navoi. “Thanks to the cleaning equipment from SunBrush® mobil, we have found a gentle and efficient way to clean the solar park,” says LIU Meng from solar park installer and EPC supplier SEPCOIII.
Brush inclination adjustable dynamically
The SunBrush® mobil TrackFlex is particularly suitable for cleaning tracking PV systems whose modules follow the sun during the course of the day. Using a joystick, an operator can individually adjust the cleaning
brush’s angle of inclination to that of the modules. “The tracking system can, therefore, continue to run during the entire cleaning process,” says SunBrush Managing Director Franz Ehleuter, explaining the advantage of his machine.
The TrackFlex can be mounted easily and quickly on any carrier vehicle. In Uzbekistan, the machines are used with Belarus tractors from the manufacturer Minsk Tractor Works. For the snowy winters, SunBrush® mobil has equipped the cleaning machines with its WinterKit; in this version, among other things, a motor with double the power and snow guide plates ensure that the brushes selectively sweep the snow from the modules.
The Navoi Solar Power Project is the Uzbek government's first private-public partnership project. Following a call for tenders, the country has commissioned the project developer Masdar to plan, finance, build and operate the park.