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Self-cleaning solar panel coating optimizes energy collection, reduces costs

In addition to being low-cost, these methods can be deployed easily in the field during repairs and retro-fitting.
Soiling — the accumulation of dust and sand — on solar power reflectors and photovoltaic cells is one of the main efficiency drags for solar power plants, capable of reducing reflectivity up to 50 percent in 14 days. Though plants can perform manual cleaning and brushing with deionized water and detergent, this labor-intensive routine significantly raises operating and

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