For protection of solar arrays, DustTamer™ wind fence solutions by DSI can provide superior performance and durability over shade cloth type materials. DustTamer’s wind reduction capability offers several potential benefits, including reduction of foundation and structural steel requirements of the solar reflector or panel, reduction of wind caused erosion around the panels, and reduction of dust accumulation that affects collection efficiency, and visual screening of the plant, reducing reflected sun glare. Solar arrays can be damaged by dust and their efficiency reduced with long term buildup on the panels. DSI fences have been used at some of the largest solar plants in the world.
DustTamer has also been used to direct wind over the top of the fence and into wind turbine blades, improving the efficiency of the wind turbines for energy generation. The concept is to increase wind velocities for the turbine blades in low wind conditions.
With over thirty years of experience, DSI has installed dust suppression systems at solar and wind plants in the US and around the world.