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Photovoltaic Modules: Effect of Tilt Angle on Soiling

Abstract Photovoltaic (PV) systems are one of the next generation's renewable energy sources for our world energy demand. PV modules are highly reliable. However, in polluted environments, over time, they will collect grime and dust. There are also limited field data studies about soiling losses on PV modules. The study showed how important it is to investigate the effect of tilt angle on soiling. The study includes two sets of mini-modules. Each set has 9 PV modules tilted at 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 23, 30, 33 and 40°. The first set called "Cleaned" was cleaned every other day. The second set called "Soiled" was never cleaned after the first day. The short circuit current, a measure of irradiance, and module temperature was monito... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Cano, Jose (Author) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Advisor) / Madakannan, Arunachalanadar (Committee member) / Macia, Narciso (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Alternative Energy / Energy / Engineering / Effect of Tilt Angle on Soiling / Photovoltaic / Soiling Effect / Soiling Studies / Solar Energy / Tilt Angle
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 65 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.Tech Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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