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Title: Seasonal Trends of Soiling on Photovoltaic Systems: Preprint

Abstract

This work investigates the seasonal variability of PV soiling losses over a 12-month period for sixteen soiling stations deployed in the USA. A new parameter able to rank the sites according to the cumulative losses occurring over 3- and 6- month periods is presented. The relations between soiling losses and particulate matter are briefly discussed as well. Moving from long-term to shorter-term data increases the complexity of the analysis: monthly correlations are found to have lower accuracy than the longer term ones presented in the literature.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Colorado School of Mines
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1436070
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5J00-68673
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at 44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 25-30 June 2017, Washington, D.C.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PV soiling loss; particulates

Citation Formats

Muller, Matthew T, Ruth, Daniel, and Micheli, Leonardo. Seasonal Trends of Soiling on Photovoltaic Systems: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Muller, Matthew T, Ruth, Daniel, & Micheli, Leonardo. Seasonal Trends of Soiling on Photovoltaic Systems: Preprint. United States.
Muller, Matthew T, Ruth, Daniel, and Micheli, Leonardo. Tue . "Seasonal Trends of Soiling on Photovoltaic Systems: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1436070.
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abstractNote = {This work investigates the seasonal variability of PV soiling losses over a 12-month period for sixteen soiling stations deployed in the USA. A new parameter able to rank the sites according to the cumulative losses occurring over 3- and 6- month periods is presented. The relations between soiling losses and particulate matter are briefly discussed as well. Moving from long-term to shorter-term data increases the complexity of the analysis: monthly correlations are found to have lower accuracy than the longer term ones presented in the literature.},
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