publication . Other literature type . Article . 2020

Modelling photovoltaic soiling losses through optical characterization

Smestad, Greg P.; Hassan, Ibrahim A. I.; Desouky, Mai; Kasry, Amal; Pesala, Bala; Sundaram, Senthilarasu; Almonacid, Florencia; Reddy, K. S.; Mallick, Tapas K.; Micheli, Leonardo; ...
  • Published: 09 Jan 2020
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Abstract The accumulation of soiling on photovoltaic (PV) modules affects PV systems worldwide. Soiling consists of mineral dust, soot particles, aerosols, pollen, fungi and/or other contaminants that deposit on the surface of PV modules. Soiling absorbs, scatters, and reflects a fraction of the incoming sunlight, reducing the intensity that reaches the active part of the solar cell. Here, we report on the comparison of naturally accumulated soiling on coupons of PV glass soiled at seven locations worldwide. The spectral hemispherical transmittance was measured. It was found that natural soiling disproportionately impacts the blue and ultraviolet (UV) portions o...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: complex mixtures
free text keywords: Photovoltaics, Soiling, Article, Energy science and technology, Physics, Electronics, photonics and device physics, Optical physics, Techniques and instrumentation, Optics and photonics, Optical techniques, Imaging and sensing, Microscopy, Optical spectroscopy, R, Science, Q, Multidisciplinary, Particle-size distribution, Turbidity, Solar cell, law.invention, law, Sunlight, Optics, business.industry, business, Transmittance, Ultraviolet, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Materials science, Mineral dust, Photovoltaic system
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Funded by
EC| NoSoilPV
Project
NoSoilPV
Novel Soiling Identification Logics for Photovoltaics
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 793120
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2020

Modelling photovoltaic soiling losses through optical characterization

Smestad, Greg P.; Hassan, Ibrahim A. I.; Desouky, Mai; Kasry, Amal; Pesala, Bala; Sundaram, Senthilarasu; Almonacid, Florencia; Reddy, K. S.; Mallick, Tapas K.; Micheli, Leonardo; ...