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This is how solar panels can be kept clean - without using water

The new system uses electrostatic repulsion to cause dust particles to leap off the solar panel’s surface. Image: MIT News Office/ David L. Chandler

David L. Chandler

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The new system uses electrostatic repulsion to cause dust particles to detach and virtually leap off the panel’s surface Image: MIT News Office/ David L. Chandler
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