Prediction of energy effects on photovoltaic systems due to snowfall events

@article{Andrews2012PredictionOE,
  title={Prediction of energy effects on photovoltaic systems due to snowfall events},
  author={R. Andrews and Joshua M. Pearce},
  journal={2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference},
  year={2012},
  pages={003386-003391}
}
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