Solar

Solar

Solar Power Plants

Aerosols have the potential to diminish solar energy production by direct and indirect radiative forcing as well as by being deposited on solar panel surfaces, reducing this way solar energy transmittance to photovoltaics.
Worldwide solar energy production is expected to increase more rapidly than any other energy source into the middle of this century, especially in regions that experience high levels of dust and/or anthropogenic particulate pollutants, including large areas of India, China, and the Arabian Peninsula.
Our goal is to help our clients in validating and optimizing the solar energy production of their sites.

Site Evaluation & Validation

Localization / Qualification / Action

The Photovoltaic projects require massive and long-term investments. So it is critical to realize a careful investigation of potential sites. In order to assess the PV potential of prospective sites, we need to gather knowledge about the atmospheric composition affecting the solar radiation.

Operational Monitoring

Localization / Qualification / Action

Daily yields for a polycrystalline silicon PV module are
reduced by up to 48% depending on the climatologically relevant aerosol abundances. Therefore, understanding the influence of varying regional and local atmospheric conditions on Photovoltaic energy production is crucial for energy yield projections.

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Sunbelt Spectra comparison with Standard ASTM G173: the Chilean case

Sunbelt Spectra comparison with Standard ASTM G173: the Chilean case

CE318T Photometers Scientific publications Solar
Sunbelt Spectra comparison with Standard ASTM G173: the Chilean case December, 2017 Two spectra of solar direct normal irradiance (including...
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