PV Soiling Losses: Measurements, Modeling, and Mitigation Strategies

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An update will be provided on NREL's ongoing work to address the range of soiling challenges the PV community is facing. First, results will be shown on the efforts to develop a low-cost and low-maintenance soiling measurement sensor. Second, the latest NREL soiling map will be demonstrated as well as how the PVfleets database is enabling regular improvement to the map. Additionally, PVfleets is uncovering challenges with pollen and other bio-soiling in rainy regions in the southeast United States. Finally new results will be presented for improvement of automated algorithms to extract soiling losses from PV data.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NamePresented at the PV Reliability Workshop (PVRW), 21-25 February 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5K00-82088


  • fleets
  • losses
  • photovoltaic
  • soiling


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