IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Environmental degradation of the optical surface of PV modules and solar mirrors by soiling and high RH and mitigation methods for minimizing energy yield losses

2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Author(s): Malay K. Mazumder ; Mark N. Horenstein ; Calvin Heiling ; Jeremy W. Stark ; Arash Sayyah ; Julius Yellowhair ; Atri Raychowdhury
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 June 2015
Conference Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Conference Date: 14 June 2015
Page(s): 1 - 6
ISBN (Electronic): 978-1-4799-7944-8
ISBN (DVD): 978-1-4799-7943-1
DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2015.7355973
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