SPLTRAK Abstract Submission
Evaluating Electroluminescence Imaging and Image Processing as a Quantitative Solar Cell Characterization Method
Meghan E Bush, Timothy J Peshek, Erica N Montbach
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States

Mitigating dust accumulation on the surface of solar arrays is crucial for maintaining maximum power output. We propose investigating electroluminescence imaging paired with image processing as a means of evaluating various dust mitigation techniques. Image processing was able to clearly differentiate between pristine and dusted solar cells. Paired with traditional analysis techniques, this method proves to be a quick and powerful characterization tool.