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[NoSoilPV] Novel Soiling Identification Logics for Photovoltaics (793120)
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  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Leonardo Micheli; Eduardo F. Fernández; Álvaro Fernández-Solas; João Gabriel Bessa; Florencia Almonacid;
    Publisher: Wiley
    Country: Italy
    Project: EC | NoSoilPV (793120)
  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Matthew Muller; Leonardo Micheli; Alvaro F. Solas; Michael Gostein; Justin Robinson; Kenny Morely; Michael Dooraghi; Yusif A. Alghamdi; Zeyad Almutairi; Florencia Almonacid; +1 more
    Publisher: Wiley
    Project: EC | NoSoilPV (793120)
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Álvaro Fernández-Solas; Leonardo Micheli; Florencia Almonacid; Eduardo F. Fernández;
    Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
    Country: Italy
    Project: EC | NoSoilPV (793120)

    Abstract The exponential growth of global capacity along with a reduction in manufacturing costs in the last two decades has caused photovoltaic (PV) energy technology to reach a high maturity level. As a consequence, currently, researchers from all over the world are m...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Eduardo F. Fernández; Daniel Chemisana; Leonardo Micheli; Florencia Almonacid;
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Country: Spain
    Project: EC | NoSoilPV (793120)

    Soiling, which consists of dust, dirt and particles accumulated on the surface of conventional or concentrator photovoltaic modules, absorbs, scatters, and reflects part of the incoming sunlight. Therefore, it reduces the amount of energy converted by the semiconductor ...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Matthew Muller; Joshua Morse; Florencia Almonacid; Eduardo F. Fernández; Leonardo Micheli;
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Country: Italy
    Project: EC | NoSoilPV (793120)

    Soiling can cause significant losses to photovoltaic systems, and therefore it is often measured for the purposes of predicting long-term energy forecasts or for monitoring real time performance and triggering maintenance events as needed. Currently, the most common soi...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Leonardo Micheli; Marios Theristis; Andreas Livera; Joshua S. Stein; George E. Georghiou; Matthew Muller; Florencia Almonacid; Eduardo F. Fernández;
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Country: Italy
    Project: EC | NoSoilPV (793120)

    Photovoltaic (PV) soiling profiles exhibit a sawtooth shape, where cleaning events and soiling deposition periods alternate. Generally, the rate at which soiling accumulates is assumed to be constant within each deposition period. In reality, changes in rates can occur ...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Leonardo Micheli; Marios Theristis; D.L. Talavera; Florencia Almonacid; Joshua S. Stein; Eduardo F. Fernández;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV
    Country: Italy
    Project: EC | NoSoilPV (793120)

    Abstract Dust accumulation significantly affects the performance of photovoltaic modules and its impact can be mitigated by various cleaning methods. Optimizing the cleaning frequency is essential to minimize the soiling losses and, at the same time, the costs. However,...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Álvaro Fernández-Solas; Leonardo Micheli; Matthew Muller; Florencia Almonacid; Eduardo F. Fernández;
    Project: EC | NoSoilPV (793120)

    Abstract Nowadays, photovoltaic (PV) technology has reached a high level of maturity in terms of module efficiency and cost competitiveness in comparison with other energy technologies. As PV has achieved high levels of deployment, the development of devices that can he...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Leonardo Micheli; Eduardo F. Fernández; Jorge Aguilera; Florencia Almonacid;
    Project: EC | NoSoilPV (793120)

    Abstract The present study analyzes the soiling losses of a 1 MW photovoltaic system installed in the South of Spain. Both the Levelized Cost of Energy and the Net Present Value are used to compare the convenience of different mitigation strategies. It is found that als...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Pedro M. Rodrigo; Sebastian Gutierrez; Leonardo Micheli; Eduardo F. Fernández; Florencia Almonacid;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV
    Country: Italy
    Project: EC | NoSoilPV (793120)

    Abstract In this paper, the soiling impact on photovoltaic systems in Aguascalientes, in central Mexico, an area where 1.4GWp of new photovoltaic capacity is being installed, is characterised experimentally. A soiling rate of −0.16%/day in the dry season for optimally t...