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Impact of dust storms and urban air pollution on PV-power systems: Case studies from Ghana

  • In contrast to the German power supply, the energy supply in many West African countries is very unstable. Frequent power outages are not uncommon. Especially for critical infrastructures, such as hospitals, a stable power supply is vital. To compensate for the power outages, diesel generators are often used. In the future, these systems will increasingly be supplemented by PV systems and storage, so that the generator will have to be used less or not at all when needed. For the design and operation of such systems, it is necessary to better understand the atmospheric variability of PV power generation. For example, there are large variations between rainy and dry seasons, between days with high and low dust levels - caused by sandstorms (harmattan) or urban air pollution.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Stefanie Meilinger, Anna Herman-Czezuch, Armelle Zemo, Matthias Bebber
Parent Title (English):EMS Annual Meeting Abstracts
Number of pages:1
First Page:419
Publisher:Copernicus GmbH
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2021/06/18
Copyright:© Author(s) 2021. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Funding Information:The current study is part of the EnerSHelF (Energy Self-sufficiency of Health Facilities in Ghana) research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and coordinated by the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (H-BRS)
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Ingenieurwissenschaften und Kommunikation
Institut für Technik, Ressourcenschonung und Energieeffizienz (TREE)
Internationales Zentrum für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (IZNE)
Projects:CLIENT II - Verbundvorhaben EnerSHelf: Energieversorgung für Gesundheitseinrichtungen in Ghana; Teilvorhaben Entwicklung und Analyse technischer Lösungen im länderspezifischen politisch-ökonomischen Kontext (DE/BMBF/03SF0567A)
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 55 Geowissenschaften, Geologie / 551 Geologie, Hydrologie, Meteorologie
Entry in this database:2021/08/27
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International