DustIQ Soiling Monitoring System

  • Know exactly when and where to clean
  • Optimize yield
  • Maintenance free
  • Integrated into leading plant management software

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    DustIQ Soiling Monitoring System

    DustIQ monitors the loss of light transmission caused by dust on PV panels using Kipp & Zonen’s new and innovative Optical Soiling Measurement OSM) technology. It has no moving parts and it does not need sunlight to make its measurements.

    DustIQ provides the information for solar energy plant management systems so that you can decide exactly when and where to clean. When? Because you can set alarms in your system software to indicate when a certain soiling ratio has been reached and cleaning is needed. Where? Because, thanks to the cost-effective price, you can install a network of DustIQ units to monitor the variation in soiling over across the plant.

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    Transmission Loss (TL) range Percentage of sunlight that is blocked or scattered in such a way that it does not reach the actual solar cells 0 to 50%
    Soiling Ratio (SR) range 100 to 50 % (SR = 100 –TL)
    Transmission loss measurement accuracy ± 0.1 of reading ± 1% (after local dust calibration)
    Ambient working temperature -20 to +60 °C °C
    PV panel temperature sensor -20 to +100 °C, ± 1 °C
    Tilt X and Y -180 to 180 degrees ± 1 degree
    Communication Modbus® over 2-wire RS-485
    Power 12-30 VDC, 200-70 mA at 24 V, 500 mA power supply is advised
    Dimensions unpacked 990 x 160 x 35 mm
    Weight unpacked DustIQ unit: 4 kg; Mounting clamps: 600 g



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