Impact of Desert Aerosols on the Solar Radiation of a Solar Central Photovoltaic (PV): A Modelling Approach


The goal of this research is to simulate the effects of desert aerosols on a central solar photovoltaic system (PV). Our physical model is similar to that of a multilayer. The mathematical equations that govern the physical model have been described and discretized. We also looked at how the parameters a and X affected the amount of solar radiation that reached the surface of solar PV modules. The study’s findings, as shown in Figs. 6(a)-(d), demonstrate that: if = 0 and X = 0, IC = 67.87 percent; if = 0.5 m and X = 0.5 m, IC = 21 percent; if = 1.8 m and X = 0.8 m, IC = 12 percent; and if = 1.5 m and X = 1.5 m, IC = 4%. These findings indicate that desert aerosols have a major impact on the amount of global solar energy received. Unfortunately, this influence reduces the overall output of central solar PV. The current study seeks to evaluate the impact of desert aerosols on the production yield of the IRSAT solar central PV and analyse the influence of desert aerosols on the production yield of the IRSAT solar central PV. The study’s specific goals are to: I determine the optical depth of desert aerosols in the atmosphere above the solar central PV; (ii) model the process of dust suspended in the atmosphere and/or deposited on the solar PV field; and (iii) assess the impact of desert aerosols (on different suspension layers and/or disposition) on incident (direct, diffuse, thoughtful, and global) solar radiation and solar PV production yield.

Author(S) Details

Wend Dolean Arsène Ilboudo
Département Energie, Institut de Recherche en Sciences Appliquées et Technologies, 03 BP 7047 Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso and Laboratoire d’Energie Thermique et Renouvelable (LETRE), 03BP7021 Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso.

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