Reduction of Dust on Solar Panels through Unipolar Electrostatic Traveling Wave

Murat Altıntaş, Serdal Arslan
2021 Applied Sciences  
In this study, a novel electrostatic cleaning scheme has been applied to a new designed and developed electrode having high cleaning efficiency. In this method, a high voltage, four-channel, 1 Hz square wave signal is applied to a specially designed electrode array. Models of the electric field distribution of the proposed electrode array were developed and analyzed using Ansys Maxwell simulation software and printed circuits boards (PCBs) were produced. The performance of dust removal using
more » ... electrodes was evaluated. A 1 MW solar power plant was taken as a case study, and performance and cost were compared with the classical panel cleaning method (wet cleaning system). Our study has shown that the electrostatic cleaning method can be carried out with lower cost and higher efficiency than existing methods.
doi:10.3390/app11199121 fatcat:2hcp2yskcvbpparkwhvgdpkaqu