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Title: Advanced Cloud Forecasting for Solar Energy’s Impact on Grid Modernization

Abstract

Solar energy production is subject to variability in the solar resource – clouds and aerosols will reduce the available solar irradiance and inhibit power production. The fact that solar irradiance can vary by large amounts at small timescales and in an unpredictable way means that power utilities are reluctant to assign to their solar plants a large portion of future energy demand – the needed power might be unavailable, forcing the utility to make costly adjustments to its daily portfolio. The availability and predictability of solar radiation therefore represent important research topics for increasing the power produced by renewable sources.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1395968
Report Number(s):
SRNS-STI-2017-00625
TRN: US1800071
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR ENERGY; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; RADIANT FLUX DENSITY; SOLAR RADIATION; CLOUDS; ENERGY DEMAND; FORECASTING

Citation Formats

Werth, D., and Nichols, R.. Advanced Cloud Forecasting for Solar Energy’s Impact on Grid Modernization. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1395968.
Werth, D., & Nichols, R.. Advanced Cloud Forecasting for Solar Energy’s Impact on Grid Modernization. United States. doi:10.2172/1395968.
Werth, D., and Nichols, R.. Fri . "Advanced Cloud Forecasting for Solar Energy’s Impact on Grid Modernization". United States. doi:10.2172/1395968. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1395968.
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title = {Advanced Cloud Forecasting for Solar Energy’s Impact on Grid Modernization},
author = {Werth, D. and Nichols, R.},
abstractNote = {Solar energy production is subject to variability in the solar resource – clouds and aerosols will reduce the available solar irradiance and inhibit power production. The fact that solar irradiance can vary by large amounts at small timescales and in an unpredictable way means that power utilities are reluctant to assign to their solar plants a large portion of future energy demand – the needed power might be unavailable, forcing the utility to make costly adjustments to its daily portfolio. The availability and predictability of solar radiation therefore represent important research topics for increasing the power produced by renewable sources.},
doi = {10.2172/1395968},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 29 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Sep 29 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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