Review of PV soiling measurement methods

Benjamin Figgis, Ahmed Ennaoui, Said Ahzi, Yves Remond

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Abstract

Soiling can greatly decrease the performance of PV systems in desert regions. There are different ways of measuring soiling in the field and laboratory, such as mass of dust deposited, light transmission reduction, or output of a PV cell. A review of common PV soiling measurement techniques is presented. Also, sunlight angle of incidence is shown experimentally to affect the apparent soiling loss of a PV array with high dust load, which may impact comparison of such measurements taken at different times of year.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages176-180
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509057139
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2017
Event2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016 - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 14 Nov 201617 Nov 2016

Other

Other2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016
CountryMorocco
CityMarrakech
Period14/11/1617/11/16

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Keywords

  • Angle of Incidence
  • Dust
  • Measurement
  • Photovoltaic
  • Soiling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Figgis, B., Ennaoui, A., Ahzi, S., & Remond, Y. (2017). Review of PV soiling measurement methods. In Proceedings of 2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016 (pp. 176-180). [7984027] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRSEC.2016.7984027