Effect of dust pollutant type on photovoltaic performance

Zeki Ahmed Darwish, Hussein A. Kazem, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, M. A. Al-Goul, Hussain Alawadhi

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Abstract

Many environmental parameters affect the production of photovoltaic (PV) systems and dust could be one of the main reasons of degradation of PV panels. PV systems utilized in large and small scales accumulate different types of dust which reduce the efficiency. The dust contents, which represent a mixture of different pollutants, are specified by the geographical site. There are many studies focused on the effect of dust on PV performance but few studies have investigated the effect of dust pollutant type on the performance. Mainly, the effect of pollutant type has been investigated indoors and few outdoors. In the present paper the effects of pollutant types on the PV performance have been revised and experimented. A critical review and challenging questions have been developed for the researchers working in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-744
Number of pages10
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Dust effect Photovoltaic Pollutant type Air pollution X-ray diffraction

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Effect of dust pollutant type on photovoltaic performance. / Darwish, Zeki Ahmed; Kazem, Hussein A.; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Al-Goul, M. A.; Alawadhi, Hussain.

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Darwish, Zeki Ahmed ; Kazem, Hussein A. ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Al-Goul, M. A. ; Alawadhi, Hussain. / Effect of dust pollutant type on photovoltaic performance. In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2014 ; Vol. 41. pp. 735-744.
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