According to Science Daily, cleat sky visibility over land is diminishing and as a result, indicates increased particulate matter. The more disturbances between a solar panel and the sun, the less energy a solar panel can produce, so in a way, yes, the efficiency is decreased.
Theoretically yes, particles in the air that disrupt sunlight from reaching a solar panel can affect its power output. However, it is not something to write home about. Even cloud cover can affect solar energy output, but this is not a good enough reason to dismiss solar power as a viable form of energy. As the receptor cells on panels become more efficient, less sunlight and less panels will be needed to generate substantial power, and hopefully a few years into the future pollution will go down with the advent of clean renewable energies becoming more prevalent.
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