Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Characterization of photovoltaic panels: The effects of dust

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
Catelani, M. ; Dipt. di Elettron. e Telecomun., Univ. degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy ; Ciani, L. ; Cristaldi, L. ; Faifer, M.
more authors

The renewable energy industry has been growing remarkably in the last years and the Fukushima event has given a further incentive. In this context, solar radiation represents one of the most accessible and clean energy resources. For this reason the number and size of the photovoltaic (PV) systems is growing and consequently the amount of the investments and the related opportunities and risks are increasing. Therefore, the optimization of electrical performances of PV plants and the assessment of their quality and reliability are important for both the investors and the manufacturers. In a previous work some aspects, fundamental for the efficiency evaluation of PV panels, have been considered with particular attention to the presence of pollution and dust on the panel surface. On the basis of the results so obtained, an experimental activity based on the electrical characterization of some PV modules in presence of powder is proposed in this paper as evolution. The results, in terms of power analysis, were analyzed by means of a statistical approach in order to identify the behavior of PV modules, with a given confidence interval. The final aim is to use a PV panel as “reference panel” in order to monitor the operating condition of a more complex PV plant.

Published in:

Energy Conference and Exhibition (ENERGYCON), 2012 IEEE International

Date of Conference:

9-12 Sept. 2012

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.