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Vol.13(2), pp. 16-23 , January 2018
https://doi.org/10.5897/IJPS2017.4701
ISSN: 1992-1950


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Study of the performance of a system for dry cleaning dust deposited on the surface of solar photovoltaic panels



Mohamed Cherif AIDARA
  • Mohamed Cherif AIDARA
  • Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (CIFRES), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique-UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar- Fann, Sénégal.
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Mamadou Lamine NDIAYE
  • Mamadou Lamine NDIAYE
  • Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (CIFRES), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique-UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar- Fann, Sénégal.
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Amy MBAYE
  • Amy MBAYE
  • Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (CIFRES), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique-UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar- Fann, Sénégal.
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Mamadou SYLLA
  • Mamadou SYLLA
  • Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (CIFRES), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique-UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar- Fann, Sénégal.
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Pape Alioune NDIAYE
  • Pape Alioune NDIAYE
  • Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (CIFRES), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique-UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar- Fann, Sénégal.
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Amadou NDIAYE
  • Amadou NDIAYE
  • Centre International de Formation et de Recherche en Energie Solaire (CIFRES), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique-UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar- Fann, Sénégal.
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 Received: 20 November 2017  Accepted: 22 January 2018  Published: 30 January 2018

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This study was carried out at the International Center for Training and Research in Solar Energy (CIFRES) and its main purpose was to study the performance of a solar module cleaning system. To handle this work, a measuring platform consisting of two polycrystalline (pc-Si) PV modules was designed. The modules were connected to a waterless cleaning system on the surface of the solar panels. The platform also contained a temperature sensor on the surface of the module, a pyranometer, shunt resistors (for current measurement), and an acquisition unit. This platform was exposed under real conditions and measurements of the parameters were taken in increments of ten seconds. Only one of the two modules was cleaned daily, and an evaluation of the degradation rate of the short-circuit current (Isc) of the dust module with respect to the cleaned module was carried out. After one month of exposure, the analysis of the results showed a degradation rate of 17.13% of the short circuit current (Isc) of the dirty module compared to the clean module. Compared to the initial conditions under the standard test conditions, a degradation of 10.16 and 24.09%, respectively for the clean module and the dirty module was obtained. This work also showed that a polynomial relation exists between the degradation rate and the dust deposition density with a coefficient of determination of 0.9933.

Key words: Photovoltaic modules, dust, short-circuit current, impact, automatic cleaning without water, degradation.

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APA AIDARA, M. C., NDIAYE, M. L., MBAYE, A., SYLLA, M., NDIAYE, P. A., & NDIAYE, A. (2018). Study of the performance of a system for dry cleaning dust deposited on the surface of solar photovoltaic panels. International Journal of Physical Sciences, 13(2), 16-23.
Chicago Mohamed Cherif AIDARA, Mamadou Lamine NDIAYE, Amy MBAYE, Mamadou SYLLA, Pape Alioune NDIAYE and Amadou NDIAYE. "Study of the performance of a system for dry cleaning dust deposited on the surface of solar photovoltaic panels." International Journal of Physical Sciences 13, no. 2 (2018): 16-23.
MLA Mohamed Cherif AIDARA, et al. "Study of the performance of a system for dry cleaning dust deposited on the surface of solar photovoltaic panels." International Journal of Physical Sciences 13.2 (2018): 16-23.
   
DOI https://doi.org/10.5897/IJPS2017.4701
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJPS/article-abstract/F5F092D55937

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