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Title: Solar photovoltaic waterless soiling monitoring systems and methods

Abstract

A system for evaluation of soiling of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules may comprise a first pair of solar PV modules exposed to the elements, a second pair of solar PV modules enclosed within a protective housing having a glass cover; a component coupling the glass cover to the protective housing. The component may be configured to displace the glass cover for a limited period of time to temporarily expose the second pair of solar PV modules to the atmospheric elements.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Arizona State Univ., Scottsdale, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1735061
Patent Number(s):
10720882
Application Number:
15/983,375
Assignee:
Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University (Scottsdale, AZ)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02S - GENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
UGA-0-41025-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/18/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Tamizhmani, Govindasamy, and Tatapudi, Sai. Solar photovoltaic waterless soiling monitoring systems and methods. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Tamizhmani, Govindasamy, & Tatapudi, Sai. Solar photovoltaic waterless soiling monitoring systems and methods. United States.
Tamizhmani, Govindasamy, and Tatapudi, Sai. Tue . "Solar photovoltaic waterless soiling monitoring systems and methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735061.
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abstractNote = {A system for evaluation of soiling of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules may comprise a first pair of solar PV modules exposed to the elements, a second pair of solar PV modules enclosed within a protective housing having a glass cover; a component coupling the glass cover to the protective housing. The component may be configured to displace the glass cover for a limited period of time to temporarily expose the second pair of solar PV modules to the atmospheric elements.},
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