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News: Joule publishes our Article on the effects of Corona on PV

18/06/2020 - Joule publishes our Article on the effects of Corona on PV

A remarkable side effect of the corona lockdown was the decrease in man-made air pollution. This can be seen, among other things, in the performance of solar systems. The clean air led to more sunlight penetrating to photovoltaic systems, which produced more electricity, as scientists from the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen Nuremberg together with partners from MIT and the solar company Cleantech Solar were able to prove. The researchers concentrated their study on the metropolis of Delhi in India. There, the yield of solar plants in late March was 8.3 percent higher than the values of the previous three years by the same time. Joule has just accepted and published our detailed analysis of this effect.

Read the official press release.

Read the public access publication: The Impact of COVID-19 related Measures on the Solar Resource in Areas with High Levels of Air Pollution, Joule (2020)

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