White Paper

27 March 2019


Extreme Weather Operations & Maintenance Cleaning services Technical inspections Japan

Estimated reading time: 10 min

White Paper - The Icy Side of Soiling

Snow accumulation on solar panels can reduce the annual average system performance by 0.2-15% in Japan. In order to forecast more accurate output estimates and mitigate the effects of snowfall on solar panels, it is of crucial importance to truly understand how and to what extent the accumulation of snow has an impact on the performance of the system. This white paper investigates and addresses the top tips you need to know when dealing with snow on solar panels to ensure maximum plant availability in a climate, where every kWh makes a difference in return on investment.

What’s included:

  • Modelling snow loss tailored to the Japanese reality
  • Snow-induced damages and root causes
  • Design considerations to mitigate snow loss
  • Snow clearing strategies: best practices and cutting-edge technologies

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