Saharan dust transport to Europe and its impact on photovoltaic performance: A case study of soiling in Portugal

Conceição, R.; Silva, H.G.; Mirão, J.; Gostein, M.; Fialho, L.; Narvarte Fernández, Luis y Collares-Pereira, M. (2018). Saharan dust transport to Europe and its impact on photovoltaic performance: A case study of soiling in Portugal. "Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells", v. 160 ; pp. 94-102. ISSN 0038-092X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2017.11.059.

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Título: Saharan dust transport to Europe and its impact on photovoltaic performance: A case study of soiling in Portugal
Autor/es:
  • Conceição, R.
  • Silva, H.G.
  • Mirão, J.
  • Gostein, M.
  • Fialho, L.
  • Narvarte Fernández, Luis
  • Collares-Pereira, M.
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Fecha: 15 Enero 2018
Volumen: 160
Materias:
Palabras Clave Informales: Solar energy - Saharan desert dust transport - Soiling - Photovoltaic performance
Escuela: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
Grupo Investigación UPM: Sistemas fotovoltaicos
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Abstract The impact of long range Saharan dust transport, arising from one event in February and other in March 2017, on the performance of photovoltaic flat panels is reported as a case study of soiling. Through satellite images, dust coming from north Africa was detected, while using the Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory, specific origin locations of the dust were found. Dust accumulated on glass coupons deployed in Southern Portugal, Évora and Alter do Chão, was analysed by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy. Mass accumulation on those coupons was weekly measured with a microbalance and related with environmental parameters, aerosol optical depth and rain, through a proposed empirical model. Performance measurement took place at Évora using mc-Si PV flat panels and an I-V curve tracer to get two parameters: maximum output power and short-circuit current. It was found that the first dust event led to decreases in the maximum output power of ≈8% and in the short-circuit current of ≈3%, while the second event led to a decrease of ≈3% in both parameters. A relation between PV performance and mass accumulation was successfully explored.

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ID de Registro: 49036
Identificador DC: http://oa.upm.es/49036/
Identificador OAI: oai:oa.upm.es:49036
Identificador DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.11.059
URL Oficial: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038092X17310526
Depositado por: Dr. Luis Narvarte Fernández
Depositado el: 09 Ene 2018 09:44
Ultima Modificación: 11 Ene 2018 12:42
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