Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications

Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications
Open Access

ISSN: 2090-4541

Rachid Karmouch

Rachid Karmouch

Jazan, P.O. Box 2097
Saudi Arabia

  • Research Article
    Solar Cells Performance Reduction under the Effect of Dust in Jazan Region
    Author(s): Rachid Karmouch and Hamid EL HorRachid Karmouch and Hamid EL Hor

    The accumulation of dust on the solar cells panels worsens the situation and lowers the efficiency of the solar cells day by day especially in the regions known by their high rate of dust, low frequency and intensity of rain. The accumulated dust on the solar cells panel blocks the cells from the sun’s rays and act as a screening effect as shown by the calculated spectral transmittance of dust which decreases the performance of the solar cells over time until the cell panels are cleaned manually or by rain. The tilt angle of the solar cell panels affects considerably the amount of accumulated dust on the surface of the panels. The study focuses on the effects of dust accumulation on photovoltaic solar panels in Jazan region. The effect is tested in outdoor measurements and it was found that regular dust accumulation reduces the solar cells efficiency.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2090-4541.1000228

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