Posts Tagged ‘dust layer’

Cleaning Your Home Solar Panels By Remote

Friday, October 1st, 2010

You live in your desert home and just spent $30,000 for a solar energy system—when all of a sudden a dust storm comes up and layers your panels with a layer of dust, reducing the electricity output by 40%. You are not very happy and are wondering why you wasted your money. Oh, and I forgot to tell you that there is a drought and water is being rationed. Now you are really peeved. Do you simply wait for the next rain—which could be next year. Not to fear, help is on the way. Researchers at Boston University have innovated a solution based on electrodynamic screen (EDS) technology. Using this technology, you can get rid of 95% of the dust within two minutes.