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2nd Indo UK PV Soiling Workshop

24th January 2022 - 25th January 2022


FREE Online UKIERI-DST Partnership Development Workshop, 24th and 25th January 2022, 9.30 – 12.30 GMT

Accumulation of dust (also called soiling) on photovoltaic (PV) modules is a serious challenge to the economic viability of PV deployment worldwide and is a particular problem in sun-belt countries, including India. This meeting will bring together experts in the field looking at various aspects of soiling to discuss topics ranging from economic impact of soiling loss, dust mitigation strategies, effect of robotic cleaning, reliability and development of anti-soiling coatings, etc. The workshop will assist the formation of new collaborations between India and United Kingdom to provide solutions to further enhance solar PV as a highly competitive and reliable source of energy.

Topics of interest to the workshop include:

• Economic impact of soiling loss
• Energy yield impact of soiling
• Dust mitigation strategies
• Anti soiling and anti reflective coatings
• Effect of robotic cleaning
• Prediction of soiling loss
• Reliability and development of coatings on module cover glass

Invited Speakers

Jimmy Newkirk, Joanna Bomber, Joshua Morse, and David Miller, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA “The IEC 62788-7-3 abrasion methods standard and supporting experiments at NREL on PV surfaces and coatings”

Sakthivel Shanmuga Sundaram, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials, Hyderabad, India “Development & Performance Evaluation of Stable Antisoiling Coatings (Hydrophobic vs Hydrophilic) for PV Application”

Sonali Bhaduri, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India “Reliability of anti soiling coatings”

Claire Carmalt, University College, London, UK “Hydrophobic Surfaces: Learning from Nature”

Alan Taylor, The Welding Institute, UK “The importance of surface chemistry and topography on wetting behaviour understanding how materials chemistry influences soiling behaviour”

Luke Jones, Loughborough University, UK “Degradation mechanisms reducing the durability of hydrophobic anti soiling coatings”

Call for Contributed talks:
To have your paper considered for a presentation at the 2nd Indo UK PV Soiling Workshop, please submit a max 3 page abstract (1 page text + 2 pages for tables and figures, 500 words limit, single spaced page, with 12 point Times New Roman font)

The abstract template is available here: 2022Abstract_Word_Template

Submission Deadline: 1st December 2021
Email your abstract to



Sonali Bhaduri