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What Should I Use For Solar Cell Dust Testing

  1. Apr 7, 2010 #1
    Hello!

    Right now I am trying to figure out how much of an affect dust has on the power production of some solar cells that I have.

    I was just searching for a possible material to use for dust testing. Anyone have any bright ideas?
     
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  3. Apr 7, 2010 #2
    oh right, I have considered using chalk and thats my number 1 so far, but im concerned with whether or not it would stick to the acrylic that my cells are made out of.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2010 #3

    Mech_Engineer

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    Why not just use some dirt from outside?
     
  5. Apr 7, 2010 #4

    brewnog

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    ISO standard test dust, of course.

    The standard is ISO12103-1.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2010 #5
    I need the dust to be uniform and controllable. I also need it to be quantifiable.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2010 #6
    ohh of course, I totally forgot about ISO12103-1 test grade. silly me.

    Seriously though, seems promising. Thanks for the suggestion
     
  8. Apr 12, 2010 #7
    That's a great idea, i always wanted to see how much of an impact dirt has on the cells.
     
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