Solar generation in Delhi “clearly” boosted by clear skies of Covid lockdown

RENEWECONOMY | Global measures enforced to contain the runaway global health disaster posed by the spread of the novel Coronavirus, while crippling to economies, have delivered a number of positive outcomes – both expected and unexpected.

A new study based in India has added the to latter category, with the discovery of “unusually high insolation levels” during the Covid-19 lockdown in Delhi in March, increasing the amount of sunlight reaching solar panels by almost 10%.

The research, out of the Helmholtz-Institut Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energies in Germany, was based on data from a Delhi solar installation used for previous studies on the effect of air pollution on the output of solar panels.

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