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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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