First solar pumping boreholes

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Hello, I’m working in Iraq and we were thinking of installing our first solar pumping boreholes. I have been said at the WASH group that solar panels dont work well at high temperatures, anyone has experience on this?

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6 responses to "First solar pumping boreholes"

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I have been using solar pumping solutions in Niger for the last 3 years and so far, it is working more or less as intended… it can’t get much hotter than here.


Same for me, I’ve been using it for a couple of years in Jordan. We had some issues but nothing to do with heat according to our contractor.


my understanding is that solar panels efficiency is lower when they are hot (over 25C degrees) but the loss in efficiency is computed into the design software calculations, so not an issue in itself if yo use a good software to design your system.

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Solar panels do not actually work well at very high temperatures, as the resins and epoxides contained in the solar panel would start melting. But the temperatures referred to here are between 55 degrees and 60 degrees centigrade and these have so far never been recorded on earth. So, no region on earth has a temperature that can prevent solar panels from working, so far.

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There are ways to mitigate this effecting temperature through the right installation of the panels, or How can I reduce the impact of high temperatures?
So please find more information and clearfication here in the below links

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