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Title: Recent Advancements in the Numerical Simulation of Surface Irradiance for Solar Energy Applications: Preprint

Abstract

This paper briefly reviews the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's recent efforts on developing all-sky solar irradiance models for solar energy applications. The Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar applications (FARMS) utilizes the simulation of clear-sky transmittance and reflectance and a parameterization of cloud transmittance and reflectance to rapidly compute broadband irradiances on horizontal surfaces. FARMS delivers accuracy that is comparable to the two-stream approximation, but it is approximately 1,000 times faster. A FARMS-Narrowband Irradiance over Tilted surfaces (FARMS-NIT) has been developed to compute spectral irradiances on photovoltaic (PV) panels in 2002 wavelength bands. Further, FARMS-NIT has been extended for bifacial PV panels.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1369114
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-67804
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 25-30 June 2017, Washington, D.C.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; photovoltaic; PV; solar energy; irradiance; models; Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar applications; FARMS

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Xie, Yu, Sengupta, Manajit, and Deline, Chris. Recent Advancements in the Numerical Simulation of Surface Irradiance for Solar Energy Applications: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Xie, Yu, Sengupta, Manajit, & Deline, Chris. Recent Advancements in the Numerical Simulation of Surface Irradiance for Solar Energy Applications: Preprint. United States.
Xie, Yu, Sengupta, Manajit, and Deline, Chris. Tue . "Recent Advancements in the Numerical Simulation of Surface Irradiance for Solar Energy Applications: Preprint". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1369114.
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abstractNote = {This paper briefly reviews the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's recent efforts on developing all-sky solar irradiance models for solar energy applications. The Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar applications (FARMS) utilizes the simulation of clear-sky transmittance and reflectance and a parameterization of cloud transmittance and reflectance to rapidly compute broadband irradiances on horizontal surfaces. FARMS delivers accuracy that is comparable to the two-stream approximation, but it is approximately 1,000 times faster. A FARMS-Narrowband Irradiance over Tilted surfaces (FARMS-NIT) has been developed to compute spectral irradiances on photovoltaic (PV) panels in 2002 wavelength bands. Further, FARMS-NIT has been extended for bifacial PV panels.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Jun 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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