What Should I Use For Solar Cell Dust Testing

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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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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.
 
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Why not just use some dirt from outside?
 
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brewnog
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ISO standard test dust, of course.

The standard is ISO12103-1.
 
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Why not just use some dirt from outside?
I need the dust to be uniform and controllable. I also need it to be quantifiable.
 
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ISO standard test dust, of course.

The standard is ISO12103-1.
ohh of course, I totally forgot about ISO12103-1 test grade. silly me.

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

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