Improvement and protection of solar panels. Theoretical and experimental study

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In Algeria, solar panels are usually placed in desert and arid regions, where dust is deposited gradually on the surface of solar panels. Desert sand storms in southern Algeria can affect the performance of the solar panel. Sometimes they can also reduce the life of the solar panel, energy and solar cells, and periodic maintenance is often expensive. The purpose of this thesis is to study the effect of dust accumulation and the search for solutions to protect solar panels. The first part of this thesis is devoted to the definition of solar panels, their different types and stages of manufacture. In the second part, we talk about the steps and tools needed to install and maintain a solar field. And then study the effects of climate factors on the performance of solar panels. In the final part: To study the impact of sand storm and dust on solar panels, we have innovated an artificial system to simulate the sand storms. So we can study the effect of this last on a solar panel with different intensity in the laboratory. The second step of our research is to protect the solar panels we offer a simple and inexpensive way of plastic cover. So this protective layer keeps the panel from getting scratches, we can also change this protective layer from time to time