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For Soiling Monitoring of PV

Soil on the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there’s a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. 

DustIQ can be easily added to new or existing solar arrays and integrated into plant management systems. The unit is mounted to the frame of a PV panel and does not need sunlight to operate. It continuously measures the transmission loss through glass caused by soiling, so that the reduction in light reaching the solar cells can be calculated.

DustIQ is the missing link in solar monitoring

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Kipp & Zonen developed a new and innovative Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology to monitor loss of transmission caused by dust and dirt on PV panels. 

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DustIQ is installed in various test sites and PV projects already. Click through the pictures to see examples of applications throughout the world:

“Soiling, is a specific issue, which can impact both ROIs and O&M. Especially in Morocco the region comes with challenges and opportunities for PV projects. 
The new DustIQ system is a very practical soiling measurement system. It is very easy to install compared to other soiling systems and it can be installed at any location in the PV park."

Dr. Ahmed Merrouni

R&D in Meteorology and Solar Materials Degradation 

“I would definitely recommend DustIQ to measure soiling . Other soiling stations within the industry have several moving parts. It’s a big advantage that DustIQ doesn’t have that. It’s just like any other sensor you can put in the field and use the open MODBUS protocol to read the data. This makes it easier to use and moreover, it has its own software interface that can be used to change the device parameter settings as required

Dattatreya Poosarla

Automation Engineer

“Based on our initial experience and the fact that there is no comparable system available in the market, we would recommend to install DustIQ at solar projects, certainly in more dusty areas.

Veselin Aleksandrov

Project Manager 

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