Performance Evaluation of Soiling Mitigation Technique for Solar Panels.

Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment

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Title Performance Evaluation of Soiling Mitigation Technique for Solar Panels.
 
Creator Afolayan, M. A.
Olayiwola, T. N.
Nurudeen, Q. T.
Ibrahim, O.
Madugu, I. S.
 
Subject Soiling
Soiling Mitigation Technique
Dust Settlement
Conversion Efficiency
Photovoltaic Modules.
 
Description Soiling is the accumulation of dust, leaves, and debris on the surface of photovoltaic modules which affects its overall conversion efficiency. Globally, several researches have indicated that with an increase in dust accumulation, the efficiency of the solar panels can drop by approximately 50%. This research aimed at increasing the efficiency of solar panels by mitigating the effects of soiling. The panel was incorporated with a dust sensor that senses increment in dust settlement and a DC Fan/blower which was placed in a position covering the surface of the panel. The speed of the installed fan can be varied using an L293D motor driver. It is actuated when the light intensity of the module falls below a set threshold. Solar energy parameters of the panel were measured and displayed on the constructed onboard controller. A comprehensive analysis was carried out on the design and the results show a 72%  increase in efficiency after mitigation which reflects that controlled wind is an ideal technique in eliminating dust on solar panels.
 
Publisher FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA
 
Date 2020-12-07
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/369
 
Source ARID ZONE JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT; Vol. 16 No. 4 (2020); 685-698
2545-5818
1596-2490
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/369/256
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment published by University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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