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Stony Brook University Researchers Developing Solar Panel Cleaning System

The SolarClear research team at Stony Brook University, a NYSSGC member, has received a $150K grant from PowerBridgeNY to advance a technology that uses electric fields to sweep dust from solar panels, creating a potentially self-cleaning solar panel system that can enhance energy efficiency and reduce costs. Using tiny, inexpensive electrodes to produce the electric fields, the technology was originally created in the laboratory of Stony Brook University’s Dr. Alex Orlov and is being further developed by SolarClear. The research was also supported by the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center, also a NYSSGC member. For the Stony Brook University press release, click here.

 

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