Despite many benefits and relative popularity as a renewable energy source, eventually, the sun does set on even the best solar panels. Over time, solar cells face damage from weather, temperature changes, soiling, and UV exposure.
Solar cells also require inspections to maintain cell performance levels and reduce economic losses. So, how does one inspect panels in real time, in a way that is both cost-effective and time-efficient? Two Indian researchers at India’s Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology can explain.
Parveen Bhola, a research scholar and Saurabh Bhardwaj, an associate professor at the institute spent the last few years developing and improving statistical and machine learning-based alternatives to enable real-time inspection of solar panels. Read More