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Dust-repellent solar panels could save billions of gallons of water
Popular Science · March 22, 2022
Dust accumulation on solar panels can have major impacts on their performance, and washing the panels uses a huge amount of water. Engineers from MIT have now developed a waterless cleaning method to remove dust on solar installations in water-limited regions, improving overall efficiency.