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Photos from VI CBENS, Belo Horizonte, 4-7 April, 2016
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Publications Updated!
Papers can be viewed and downloaded here.

Poster-Paper wins 1st Place at the annual NREL Reliability Workshop in Golden, Colorado!
"Surface Soiling and Related Reliability Studies in Brasil: Program and Progress"
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Publications Updated!
The following items have been added to the List of Publications. Papers can be viewed and downloaded here.

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
"Fundamental Studies of Adhesion of Dust to PV Module Surfaces: Chemical and Physical Relationships at the Microscale"

NREL Reliability Workshop
"Surface Soiling and Related Reliability Studies in Brasil: Program and Progress"

VI Congresso Brasileiro de Energia Solar e VII Congresso Latino Americano de Energia Solar (CBENS)
"Caracterização Físico-Química da Sujidade Depositada Sobre Módulos Fotovoltaicos Instalados em Zonas Climáticas de Minas Gerais"

"Desenvolvimento de Novos Materiais Para Mitigação de Sujidade em Sistemas Fotovoltaicos por Design Inverso"

"Availiação do Desempenho de Módulos Fotovoltaicos com Mais de 10 Anos de Exposição em Campo"

IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)
"Soiling Particle Interactions on PV Modules: Surface and Inter-Particle Adhesion and Chemistry Effects"

ISES International World Conference in Daegu, Korea (Keynote Paper)
"Dust and Soiling of Solar Devices: History, Status, and Expectations"

SERIIUS Workshop on PV Module Reliability in Harsh Climates, Mumbai, India (Invited Paper)
"Dust and Soiling of Solar Modules in Harsh Climates: Brasil and India Comparisons"

SPIE Conference in San Diego, California (Invited Paper)
"Dust in the Wind: Soiling of Solar Devices (Is There a "Holy Grail" Solution?)

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AFM video of particle overcoming adhesive force.
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IEEE paper "Fundamental Studies of the Adhesion of Dust to PV Module Surfaces: Chemical and Physical Relationships at the Microscale" now available.
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Presentation on our new Project at CINEMA Workshop, Recife, Brasil, March 16-17
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Paper to be presented for 42nd IEEE PVSC in New Orleans, June 14-19, 2015
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