publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

A comprehensive review of the impact of dust on the use of solar energy: History, investigations, results, literature, and mitigation approaches

Sarver, Travis; Al-Qaraghuli, Ali; Kazmerski, Lawrence L.;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2013 Journal: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, volume 22, pages 698-733 (issn: 1364-0321, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
The energy delivery of a solar-energy system is generally associated with the sun's available irradiance and spectral content, as well as a variety of environmental and climatic factors and inherent system and component performances. However, other external factors relating to geographical location and conditions can have even greater impacts on system performance. Among these, soiling is a commonly overlooked or underestimated issue that can be a showstopper for the viability of a solar installation. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of soiling problems, primarily those associated with “dust” (sand) and combined dust–moisture conditions that are inhe...
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free text keywords: Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Heliostat, Electric power system, Photovoltaics, business.industry, business, Energy delivery, Reflective surfaces, Location, Engineering, Solar energy, Environmental resource management
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

A comprehensive review of the impact of dust on the use of solar energy: History, investigations, results, literature, and mitigation approaches

Sarver, Travis; Al-Qaraghuli, Ali; Kazmerski, Lawrence L.;