About the Usability of a Photovoltaic Module to Monitor Air Pollution

Author(s)
Viktor Schlosser, Markus Drapalik, Gerhard Klinger
Abstract

The responsivity by means of the quotient of photo-current and incident global light intensity of a solar module situated in central Vienna was analyzed during a period where an ash cloud of volcanic origin was spread over central Europe in spring 2010. A timely coincidence between anomalies of the registered responsivity and the concentration of ash particles in the air was found. However due to the lack of reliable directly observed particle concentration no correlation could be established.

Organisation(s)
Electronic Properties of Materials, Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
Pages
434-438
No. of pages
5
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCEP.2011.6036378
Publication date
2011
Publication status
Published
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103009 Solid state physics, 103018 Materials physics
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/about-the-usability-of-a-photovoltaic-module-to-monitor-air-pollution(398e70f8-7380-4af6-bf07-e01dcee19285).html