Self-cleaning solar panel technology for use in Lunar and Mars missions could help increase the efficiency of solar panels on earth and reduce maintenance costs for companies, according to research presented to the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Researchers at Boston University developed the technology which can be used both in small- and large-scale solar panel systems. Said to be the only technology for automatic dust cleaning that does not require water or mechanical movement, it uses only a fraction of the electricity generated by the panels to remove 90 percent of dust deposited on it.
smarthouse.com.au 28 Aug 2010
Not old news BUT hidden away, and NOT on the front page of any solar installers website.
People are deliberately misinformed of the efficiency and power output of solar arrays in order for customers to make purchases.