Best practices for mitigating soiling risk on PV power plants

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621241
Title:
Best practices for mitigating soiling risk on PV power plants
Authors:
AlDowsari, A.; Bkayrat, R.; AlZain, H.; Shahin, T.
Abstract:
Solar power generates proven, predictable and economical energy and new innovations have made solar PV power plants easy to deploy, integrate and maintain. Areas with large solar energy potential are among the dustiest in the world. At first glance, solar would be a natural fit in many of these environments but humidity, airborne dust, and wind of these regions often bring high soiling rates that can accumulate to reduce performance by up to 10% per month on average, where soiling can be a major loss factor that affects the energy yield for PV plants especially in humid and dusty climates. Therefore, to achieve the desired performance ratio and obtain stable generation, mitigation solutions are proposed to overcome dust issues that affect the performance of PV plants. This makes PV module cleaning a key component for long-term plant performance and sustainable profitability. In this paper, a review of the mechanisms and mitigation solutions to overcome soiling on solar installations using real-world testing and verification is investigated with emphasis on dry type cleaning methods. © 2014 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Citation:
AlDowsari A, Bkayrat R, AlZain H, Shahin T (2014) Best practices for mitigating soiling risk on PV power plants. 2014 Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference (SASG). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SASG.2014.7274291.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
2014 Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference (SASG)
Conference/Event name:
Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference, SASG 2014
Issue Date:
24-Sep-2015
DOI:
10.1109/SASG.2014.7274291
Type:
Conference Paper
Additional Links:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7274291
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAlDowsari, A.en
dc.contributor.authorBkayrat, R.en
dc.contributor.authorAlZain, H.en
dc.contributor.authorShahin, T.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T06:56:13Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T06:56:13Z-
dc.date.issued2015-09-24en
dc.identifier.citationAlDowsari A, Bkayrat R, AlZain H, Shahin T (2014) Best practices for mitigating soiling risk on PV power plants. 2014 Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference (SASG). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SASG.2014.7274291.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/SASG.2014.7274291en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621241-
dc.description.abstractSolar power generates proven, predictable and economical energy and new innovations have made solar PV power plants easy to deploy, integrate and maintain. Areas with large solar energy potential are among the dustiest in the world. At first glance, solar would be a natural fit in many of these environments but humidity, airborne dust, and wind of these regions often bring high soiling rates that can accumulate to reduce performance by up to 10% per month on average, where soiling can be a major loss factor that affects the energy yield for PV plants especially in humid and dusty climates. Therefore, to achieve the desired performance ratio and obtain stable generation, mitigation solutions are proposed to overcome dust issues that affect the performance of PV plants. This makes PV module cleaning a key component for long-term plant performance and sustainable profitability. In this paper, a review of the mechanisms and mitigation solutions to overcome soiling on solar installations using real-world testing and verification is investigated with emphasis on dry type cleaning methods. © 2014 IEEE.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7274291en
dc.subjectCadmium Tellurideen
dc.subjectCdTeen
dc.subjectcoatingen
dc.subjectdusten
dc.subjectdust mitigation initiative dry cleaningen
dc.subjectphotovoltaic power planten
dc.subjectphotovoltaic systemsen
dc.subjectsoilingen
dc.titleBest practices for mitigating soiling risk on PV power plantsen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.identifier.journal2014 Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference (SASG)en
dc.conference.date15 December 2015 through 17 December 2015en
dc.conference.nameSaudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference, SASG 2014en
dc.contributor.institutionFirst Solar, Dubai, United Arab Emiratesen
kaust.authorAlZain, H.en
kaust.authorShahin, T.en
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