How much energy yield does a pv plant loose by the soiling effect?

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How much energy yield does a pv plant loose by the soiling effect?

The optimization of the performance of a photovoltaic plant is increasingly important. Power losses may be caused by various factors such as electrical problems, degradation of modules, shading, high temperatures and the soiling effect, which is the subject of the present article, as it is a reversible potential factor. 
 

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Quantifying solar O&M’s dirty side

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Quantifying solar O&M’s dirty side

The majority of attractive PV locations are impaired by soiling losses, which refers to loss in power due to dirt, dust, snow and other particles covering the surface of the PV module. Dust can originate from a number of sources, including pollution resulting from wind, vehicular activities and so forth.

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Top 50 Solar Stadiums & Sports Venues

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Top 50 Solar Stadiums & Sports Venues

Sports, due to their ability to reach enormous number of fans worldwide, have long been platforms for value promotion. One of such values have been the concept of sustainability and energy efficiency that have become the subject of increased focus lately. We've compiled an overview of the 50 biggest solar systems connected to stadiums and sports venues worldwide. 

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Top 70 European Solar Portfolios (2017)

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Top 70 European Solar Portfolios (2017)

To familiarize ourselves with the status quo of the ownership landscape, we created the 5th edition of our top 70 of European solar portfolios. This list comes in preparation of the two-day Solar Asset Management Europe conference, which is set to take place on the 7-8 of November 2017. For more information regarding the upcoming conference, click here.

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The PV Modules Soiling Issue: Best Solutions

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The PV Modules Soiling Issue: Best Solutions

The solar photovoltaic industry is experiencing a period of great technological progress and an immense increase in conversion efficiency. However, external causes remain the largest detriment to a solar PV plant’s energy yield and technicians must focus the majority of their efforts to alleviate them.

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Asset performance data management and its value to solar PV plants

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Asset performance data management and its value to solar PV plants

On 11th October 2016, Solarplaza organized the webinar “The Holy Grail of Data Intelligence in Solar Asset Management.” Gilles Estivalet and Guillaume Saupin, both from QOS Energy, joined the webinar as speakers, sharing the daily challenges they face when managing over 3500 RE plants for a total capacity of 1.5 GW. The entire video recordings from the webinar, and the speakers’ slides, can be freely accessed here.

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Top 70 PV Portfolios in Europe (2016)

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Top 70 PV Portfolios in Europe (2016)

For the third year in a row Solarplaza is glad to share with you the latest edition of our ‘’Top 70 PV portfolios in Europe’’ overview. In recent years, falling government support, increasing competition and harsh financial outlooks have continuously been spurring market consolidation, with fewer owners holding portfolios of increasing sizes.

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