What Neil Armstrong Left Behind…

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Armstrong’s infamous walk on the moon. The first person to step foot on its surface, Armstrong’s achievement has been repeated by numerous astronauts since then.

Each mission has left behind serious debris in the Earth’s orbit. Discarded kit and pieces of space rockets, empty fuel stores and general spaceman waste pepper the atmosphere miles above us.

There’s a theory entitled ‘The Kessler Syndrome’ that suggests debris will eventually collide, causing small explosions and creating even more debris.

Could this space trash eventually reach us?

Maybe one day. In the meantime, we’re busy tackling Mother Nature’s detritus in the sky, removing it from the windows of high-rise buildings, and specifically, clients’ solar panels. Whilst currently we remove layers of dirt and grime from the panels’ surfaces, it’s perhaps not inconceivable to think that some minute particles could be leftovers from Armstrong’s 1969 adventure.

Photo by NASA on Unsplash

Minute or not, too many sweepings from the sky and a solar panel won’t work so well. The Great British Weather also manages to whip up muck and grit from our planet’s surface, which will happily settle on a flat surface pointing skywards. Research has shown that a clean panel produces more power and energy than a dirty one. Given the investment that solar panels demand, maintaining optimum output is important.

Few people would relish popping up on their roof to give their panels a quick once over. Thankfully, we have the right access equipment, training and knowledge to do this for you.

We don’t need to be astronauts to get to your solar panels, thankfully. And we won’t leave any space debris behind, either.

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