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Outdoor Soiling Loss Characterization and Statistical Risk Analysis of Photovoltaic Power Plants

Abstract This is a two-part thesis:

Part 1 characterizes soiling losses using various techniques to understand the effect of soiling on photovoltaic modules. The higher the angle of incidence (AOI), the lower will be the photovoltaic (PV) module performance. Our research group has already reported the AOI investigation for cleaned modules of five different technologies with air/glass interface. However, the modules that are installed in the field would invariably develop a soil layer with varying thickness depending on the site condition, rainfall and tilt angle. The soiled module will have the air/soil/glass interface rather than air/glass interface. This study investigates the AOI variations on soiled modules of five different PV technologies. I... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Boppana, Sravanthi (Author) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Advisor) / Srinivasan, Devarajan (Committee member) / Rogers, Bradley (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Alternative energy / Statistics / Angle of incidence / Degradation / FMECA / Performance / RPN / Soiling in PV
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 103 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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