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Effects of snow on photovoltaic performance

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In a global sense, the implementation of solar [[photovoltaics]] for grid-tied power generation applications is increasing at a rapid pace as recognition that this technology can provide an abundant and environmentally friendly energy source. At the moment the pattern of implementation of photovoltaics is governed in some part by government support offered by countries around the globe, at a variety of latitudes which are not necessarily the ideal equatorial regions where solar resource is maximized. As such, in 2010 74% of all installed PV resources were in countries which experience some amount of snowfall, with the top four countries for PV installations being Germany, Italy, USA, and Japan.
= Current study Studies =
==First results==
* Heidari, N., Gwamuri, J., Townsend, T.,Pearce, J.M. (2015). Impact of Snow and Ground Interference on Photovoltaic Electric System Performance. ''IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics'' '''5'''(6),1680-1685, (2015). doi: [ 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2015.2466448] [ open access]
* Rob Andrews and Joshua M. Pearce, “[ Prediction of Energy Effects on Photovoltaic Systems due to Snowfall Events]” in: ''2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)''. Presented at the 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), pp. 003386 –003391. Available: [ DOI] [ open access]
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