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Modeling the Particle Transport of Electrodynamic Screens to Optimize Dust Removal from Solar Energy Collectors

Morales, Cristian

Titre : Modeling the Particle Transport of Electrodynamic Screens to Optimize Dust Removal from Solar Energy Collectors

Auteur : Morales, Cristian

Université de soutenance : Boston University

Grade : Master of Science (2021)

Résumé
Solar energy installations located in dry, arid regions chosen for their availability of sunlight often face the problem of dust accumulation, or "soiling", on their solar collector surfaces, requiring this dust to be cleaned regularly in order to maintain optimal power production. The electrodynamic screen (EDS) is a technology that can clean this dust off the surfaces of photovoltaic panels and concentrating solar power mirrors using no water and a minimum of power. The EDS is a series of conductive electrodes embedded between two thin dielectric layers, where voltages applied across the electrodes create a patterned electric field which directs the motion of charged dust particles off the EDS surface. As the dust in different desert regions across the world have different physical characteristics, a different set of design parameters is required for the optimal EDS for each region. This optimization work could be easily conducted using a computer model of the physics of an EDS and the...

Mots clés : Electrical Engineering Electromagnetics Electrical Engineering Electromagnetics Electrostatics Soiling Effect

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