publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Structural and physical properties of the dust particles in Qatar and their influence on the PV panel performance

Brahim Aïssa; Rima J. Isaifan; Vinod E. Madhavan; Amir A. Abdallah;
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  • Published: 16 Aug 2016 Journal: Scientific Reports, volume 6 (eissn: 2045-2322, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Recently, extensive R&D has been conducted, both by industry and academia, to significantly raise the conversion efficiency of commercial photovoltaic (PV) modules. The installation of PV systems aimed at optimizing solar energy yield is primarily dictated by its geographic location and installation design to maximize solar exposure. However, even when these characteristics have been addressed appropriately, there are other factors that adversely affect the performance of PV systems, namely the temperature-induced voltage decrease leading to a PV power loss, and the dust accumulation (soiling). The latter is the lesser acknowledged factor that significantly infl...
Subjects
free text keywords: Dust particles, Voltage, Environmental science, Solar energy, business.industry, business, Pv power, Photovoltaic system, Energy conversion efficiency, Desert environment, Engineering physics, Article
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Structural and physical properties of the dust particles in Qatar and their influence on the PV panel performance

Brahim Aïssa; Rima J. Isaifan; Vinod E. Madhavan; Amir A. Abdallah;