Case study about the first results of PV cleaning and DustIQ tests in real desert conditions.

Challenge: Soiling significantly impacts the efficiency of PV plants. Energy output losses can amount to even 60% on windy days. Manual cleaning of PV panels in desert regions is inappropriate due to harsh conditions and the lack of desalinated water.

Solution: Automated, robust cleaning robots take the sand from the panels regularly. Human engagement is not needed. Our maintenance-free soiling monitoring system DustIQ assures proper cleaning operation by reliably measuring the soiling ratio in real-time.

Benefits: Only clean PV panels can tap the full potential of solar energy. With automated cleaning, PV plants can operate by efficiently handling costs and water. Integrated soiling monitoring systems help reduce human interaction to a minimum.