Cleaning London Transport Museum

Solar panels cleaned

The solar panels to this well-known building in Covent Garden required a clean to maximise their effectiveness and avoid any potential deterioration to the surfaces.


The London Transport Museum moved to its current Covent Garden site in March 1980 and houses a collection of thousands of interesting items of rail memorabilia, attracting around 400,000 visitors annually.

With the aid of a grant, solar panels were installed on the roof of the building in the early 2000s, with the clear aim of generating up to 17% of their electrical needs.

The Work

Whilst solar panels are generally designed to be self-cleaning, in some locations where a build up of dirt is more likely, occasional cleaning is still recommended.

We were asked by our client to clean all of the solar panels, to keep them in good condition.

Adhering to strict HSQE guidelines, particularly as we were working at height, our team used soft brushes, water and squeegees to remove the film of dirt and dust from the large array of panels.

The Result

The finished panels were left in a sparkling clean state, and the client was very satisfied with the end result.

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