3 July 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has left indelible economic and social impact globally. On the brighter side, the restrictions imposed to suppress the spreading of the virus have resulted in visibly clearer skies around the world.
Together with scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) and Jülich Research Centre (Germany), one of the largest interdisciplinary research centres in Europe, Dr. André Nobre, Head of Operations & Maintenance at Cleantech Solar, sets out to explore the extent of impact from the available solar resource on the electricity generation potential from PV installations. The paper used data from Cleantech Solar’s meteorological station in Delhi, one of the most polluted city centres in the world. The findings reiterate that replacing the sources of air pollution by solar-powered technology can result in cleaner air, which in turn will benefit solar-powered devices. Much greater benefits from cleaner air can be expected for human health.
Through our ongoing collaboration with renowned research centres around the world to drive scientific findings, we hope to promote a sustainable economic growth with clean energy transition. Especially in the wake of this large-scale health crisis, we continue to urge governments, stakeholders, and decision-makers to prioritise a green economic recovery and maintain momentum to accelerate renewable energy deployment.
Read more about the research paper here: https://www.cell.com/joule/fulltext/S2542-4351(20)30272-5
Research paper in PDF format: https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2542-4351%2820%2930272-5
Previous scientific papers by Dr. André Nobre can be found here: https://cleantechsolar.com/scientific-paper-by-dr-andre-nobre-journal-energy-and-environmental-science/