Do your solar panels still generate as much energy as they did in the beginning? Probably not. Pollution and degradation of the material reduce the generation capacity, according to Ed Veldhuizen and Stephan de Kievit of Duurabel. They develop sensors to measure the capacity of solar panels over a longer period of time. This allows you to see at a glance the capacity reduction and its cause, for example, pollen pollution. “This is an optimization tool to get the best out of solar panels and therefore solar parks”, says De Kievit.
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