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Characterizations of Soil Layers Artificially Deposited on Glass and Photovoltaic Coupons


Abstract The deposition of airborne dust, especially in desert conditions, is very problematic as it leads to significant loss of power of photovoltaic (PV) modules on a daily basis during the dry period. As such, PV testing laboratories around the world have been trying to set up soil deposition stations to artificially deposit soil layers and to simulate outdoor soiling conditions in an accelerated manner. This thesis is a part of a twin thesis. The first thesis, authored by Shanmukha Mantha, is associated with the designing of an artificial soiling station. The second thesis (this thesis), authored by Darshan Choudhary, is associated with the characterization of the deposited soil layers. The soil layers deposited on glass coupons and one-cell l... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Choudhary, Darshan (Author) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Advisor) / Rogers, Bradley Barney (Committee member) / Srinivasan, Devarajan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Soil sciences / Alternative energy / Current Voltage Characterizations / PV degradation / Soil Characterization / Soiling / Soiling Station / Solar Photovoltaic
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 92 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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