18 September 2018 – Air pollution across major city centers represent a health concern to populations across Asia and the wider world. In our business, it can also affect the profitability of projects and energy savings for our clients and ultimately reduce CO2 emissions avoidance thus impacting one of the primary purposes for the deployment of photovoltaics – making our world a cleaner place.
The topic of air pollution (“haze”) and its influence on PV performance has been studied over many years by our Head of Operations & Maintenance, Dr. André Nobre in continuous collaboration with scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS). From his first investigations of the effect of haze on PV systems in Singapore that are published on IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy, and through a pioneer work in haze & PV behavior in Delhi, India (which was presented at the 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition in Munich in 2016), we are proud to present the work on the latest findings on the topic of “Urban haze and photovoltaics” in collaboration with MIT and SERIS, freshly released in the scientific Journal Energy & Environmental Science.
We hope that such pioneering scientific work brings urgency to governments, stakeholders, and decision-makers in making our world a better place to live.