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JOCET 2017 Vol.5(3): 217-221 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2017.5.3.372

Modeling of Dust Deposition Affecting Transmittance of PV Modules

Jingshu Wang, Hengxiang Gong, and Zheng Zou
Abstract—The dust deposition significantly influences the energy gained from the solar power system. The dust deposition of PV modules is decided many factors, such as weather, location, tilt angle, and so on. This paper focuses on the influence factors of the PV modules. In order to realize the relationship between the dust deposition and the sunlight transmittance of the solar PV module, improved models considering the effect of incident angle and tilt angle are developed based on the overlay model. Then simulation with the improved models is conducted to analyze the characteristics of each model.

Index Terms—Dust deposition, transmittance, incident angle, tilt angle.

Jingshu Wang and Zheng Zou are with the School of Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing University of Technology, Chongqing, China (e-mail:,
Hengxiang Gong is with the School of Photoelectric Information, Chongqing University of Technology, Chongqing, China (e-mail:


Cite:Jingshu Wang, Hengxiang Gong, and Zheng Zou, "Modeling of Dust Deposition Affecting Transmittance of PV Modules," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 217-221, 2017.

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