Direct monitoring of energy lost due to soiling on first solar modules in California

@article{Caron2012DirectMO,
  title={Direct monitoring of energy lost due to soiling on first solar modules in California},
  author={J. Riley Caron and Bodo W. Littmann},
  journal={2012 IEEE 38th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) PART 2},
  year={2012},
  pages={1-5}
}
The optical loss caused by the accumulation of dirt and other contaminants on solar collectors is the third most important meteorological input, after insolation and air temperature, that determines energy yield in a photovoltaic power plant. First Solar is monitoring the impact of dust accumulation on solar panels using a methodology similar to that proposed by Ryan and colleagues in a long-term study in Eugene, OR. The method seeks to be a practical and automated technique for measuring the… CONTINUE READING

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