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Start your career with an interesting thesis or internship at DLR Solar Research Institute, one of the world’s leading institutions in the field of solar technology!
You are passionate about renewable energies and energy transition? Then join our team!
The efficiency of photovoltaic power plants is negatively affected by the accumulation of aerosol particles on the module surfaces. For the operation of photovoltaic power plants, the resulting efficiency and the costs spent on cleaning the modules play an important role. In order to optimize the cleaning schedules, it is essential to predict the soiling losses of the solar collectors. DLR’s soiling forecast model estimates the number of particles that settle on a solar collector’s surface and has to consider the impact of local sources like e.g. mines, agriculture, pollen, grass cutting or bird droppings.
During the thesis, you will address the inclusion of the effects from these and other local soiling sources in the soiling forecast. You will perform the following tasks:
You will be closely integrated into our diverse and highly motivated team in the “Solar Energy Meteorology group” located in Almería (Spain). An experienced colleague will closely work together with you and support you throughout the entire work. The project will be aligned with the responsible professor of your university.
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