Ambient airborne particle concentration and soiling of PV cover plates

Soiling of PV panels can be a significant source of energy loss in a system, however prediction of these losses is still in its infancy. In this study ambient concentrations of particulate matter (PM) smaller than 10μm in diameter are collected at the same time as naturally accumulated dust on PV cover plates. Results show that PM10 is related to the mass… CONTINUE READING