30 May '15, 3pm

#Tech Water Spray Melts Snow, Cools Hot Panels at Solar Plant

#Tech Water Spray Melts Snow, Cools Hot Panels at Solar Plant

Fig. 1: Rendering of the "Jinzugawa Water Treatment Solar Power Plant" (source: Toyama Prefectural Government Enterprise Bureau) Fig. 2: Sectional view of the sedimentation pond, solar panels set up over the pond and the snow melting devices (sprinkler systems) (source: Toyama Prefectural Government Enterprise Bureau) Fig. 3: Water is sprayed from above the arrays tilted to 5 degrees. (source: Nikkei BP) Fig. 4: Sprayed water pours into the sedimentation pond beneath the panels. (source: Nikkei BP) Fig. 5: Panels, excluding those set on the sedimentation pond, were tilted to 20 degrees and set 1m from the ground. (source: Nikkei BP) Fig. 6: The nozzle that sprays water at a narrow angle can spray water over a long distance. (source: Nikkei BP) Fig. 7: The nozzle that sprays water at a wide angle can spray water over a wide distance. (source: Nikkei BP) Fig. 8: TMEIC's PV i...

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20150530/420...

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