Fog/low stratus deck dispersal as a tool to enhance solar energy production

Tom DeFelice

Abstract


This paper explores the possible application of fog/low stratus deck dispersal techniques to enhance solar electricity potential. Weather modification via cloud seeding has been conducted for 70+ years and continues to evolve. This has included supercooled fog/low stratus dispersal/clearing, which is now considered operational. Despite being a moisture source in arid regions, fog can have economic and social impacts. Fog and low stratus decks can negatively affect human health. The additional sunshine from supercooled fog and low stratus deck dispersal/clearing operations may improve the quality of life and also provide potential opportunity for recouping lost energy potential.

Keywords


Cloud Seeding; Fog Dispersal; UAS; ‘Intelligent Systems for Cloud Seeding’; Solar Energy

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