Design Advancement of an Indoor Soil Deposition Chamber: A Road to Standardization

Lin Simpson, Z. Hammond, T. Curtis, G. TamizhMani

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An indoor soil deposition chamber has been designed and constructed at the Arizona State University Photovoltaic Reliability Lab (ASU-PRL) to simulate photovoltaic (PV) module soiling in the field. This paper discusses the next set of revisions to the design, which are organized into three categories: design improvements, cost reduction, and new features. The design process was carried out with the intention of working toward the development of a national or international soiling standard. The improvements made to the chamber are described in detail to provide a guide for other laboratories or research facilities who wish to study photovoltaic (PV) soiling.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2020
Event2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) - Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 16 Jun 201921 Jun 2019


Conference2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)
CityChicago, Illinois

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5K00-76291


  • photovoltaic cells
  • product design
  • rapid prototyping
  • reliability engineering
  • soiling standardization
  • solar energy


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