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Title: Predicting Future Soiling Losses Using Environmental Data: Preprint

Abstract

Soiling consists of the accumulation of dust and dirt on the surfaces of photovoltaic (PV) modules and causes a reduction in the energy conversion. Investors generally consider an average yearly soiling loss to estimate the energy yield and the economic revenue of a site for a new PV installation. If soiling could be estimated from wide available parameters, describing the pollution and the rainfall pattern at a site, more accurate losses could be predicted, reducing the uncertainty in the estimation of the energy yield and therefore the finance rates offered for new PV systems. The present work investigates the correlations between present environmental parameters and future soiling losses.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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:
1476976
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5K00-71127
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 35th European PV Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition (EU PVSEC), 23-28 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; photovoltaic; soiling; PV installation; energy yield

Citation Formats

Micheli, Leonardo, and Deceglie, Michael G. Predicting Future Soiling Losses Using Environmental Data: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Micheli, Leonardo, & Deceglie, Michael G. Predicting Future Soiling Losses Using Environmental Data: Preprint. United States.
Micheli, Leonardo, and Deceglie, Michael G. Thu . "Predicting Future Soiling Losses Using Environmental Data: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1476976.
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author = {Micheli, Leonardo and Deceglie, Michael G},
abstractNote = {Soiling consists of the accumulation of dust and dirt on the surfaces of photovoltaic (PV) modules and causes a reduction in the energy conversion. Investors generally consider an average yearly soiling loss to estimate the energy yield and the economic revenue of a site for a new PV installation. If soiling could be estimated from wide available parameters, describing the pollution and the rainfall pattern at a site, more accurate losses could be predicted, reducing the uncertainty in the estimation of the energy yield and therefore the finance rates offered for new PV systems. The present work investigates the correlations between present environmental parameters and future soiling losses.},
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