Monthly Archives: December 2018

Are Nano-Composite Coatings the Key for Photovoltaic Panel Self-Maintenance: An Experimental Evaluation

Abstract This article shows the influence of an anti-fouling nano-coating on the electrical energy produced by a string of photovoltaic modules. The coating effect was evaluated comparing the energy produced by two strings of the same PV power plant: one of them was cleaned and the other was cleaned and treated with the coating before the monitoring campaign. The PV

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SMA Technology for Kenya’s First Safari Lodge with 100% Solar Energy Supply

In the Tsavo National Park in Kenya, guests at the Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge can now listen to the sounds of nature undisturbed after sunset, too. Instead of loud diesel generators, a PV system combined with a battery storage system supplies energy for the tourist resort. The system is equipped with technical solutions from SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) and

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