login

Search documents

Browse topics

Document details

 
Title:
 
Quantifying Soiling Losses in the Atacama Desert
 
Author(s):
 
P. Darez, C. Darr
 
Topic:
 
OPERATIONS, PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY OF PHOTOVOLTAICS (FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS)
Subtopic: Operation of PV Systems and Plants
Event: 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 5BV.2.52
ISBN: 3-936338-39-6
 
Price:
 
 
0,00 EUR
 
Document(s): poster
 

Abstract/Summary:


Several GWs of utility-scale PV plants are expected to be developed in the Atacama Desert of Chile over the coming years. Efforts to investigate and quantify soiling losses of proposed or operational PV parks are starting to be driven from within academia (most notably the University of Antofagasta [1,2]) as well as the industry. GTER, a non-for-profit organisation founded and run by volunteers, aims to engage industry stakeholders and to provide a platform to advance the state of the art on technical issue specific (but not necessarily exclusive) to the Chilean and South American context. PV module soiling is one of its work streams and the soiling measurements carried out over the course of between 14 to 26 months by the developers of two proposed PV parks in the Atacama Desert in the north of Chile are presented here.