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Title: Assessing the Performance of the Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar Applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted Surfaces (FARMS-NIT): Preprint

Abstract

This study evaluates the performance of a new radiative transfer model, Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar Applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted surfaces (FARMS-NIT), that efficiently computes spectral irradiances on inclined photovoltaic panels. FARMS-NIT numerically solves the spatial distribution of solar radiation in 2,002 wavelength bands and thereby accurately provides plane-of-array (POA) irradiances by integrating radiances over inclined surfaces. The FARMS-NIT for clear- and cloudy-sky conditions are used to compute POA irradiances for Typical Meteorological Year 3 sites and compared with the simulation by TMYSPEC. Our results indicate that FARMS-NIT leads to approximately 5% greater spectral irradiances compared to TMYSPEC. The difference in POA irradiance with a latitude tilt angle is slightly larger than global horizontal irradiance.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
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:
1457333
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-71595
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2018 World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7), 10-15 June 2018, Waikoloa, Hawaii
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar Applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted Surfaces; FARMS-NIT; plane-of-array; POA; irradiance

Citation Formats

Xie, Yu, and Sengupta, Manajit. Assessing the Performance of the Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar Applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted Surfaces (FARMS-NIT): Preprint. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Xie, Yu, & Sengupta, Manajit. Assessing the Performance of the Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar Applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted Surfaces (FARMS-NIT): Preprint. United States.
Xie, Yu, and Sengupta, Manajit. Sat . "Assessing the Performance of the Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar Applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted Surfaces (FARMS-NIT): Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1457333.
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title = {Assessing the Performance of the Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar Applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted Surfaces (FARMS-NIT): Preprint},
author = {Xie, Yu and Sengupta, Manajit},
abstractNote = {This study evaluates the performance of a new radiative transfer model, Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar Applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted surfaces (FARMS-NIT), that efficiently computes spectral irradiances on inclined photovoltaic panels. FARMS-NIT numerically solves the spatial distribution of solar radiation in 2,002 wavelength bands and thereby accurately provides plane-of-array (POA) irradiances by integrating radiances over inclined surfaces. The FARMS-NIT for clear- and cloudy-sky conditions are used to compute POA irradiances for Typical Meteorological Year 3 sites and compared with the simulation by TMYSPEC. Our results indicate that FARMS-NIT leads to approximately 5% greater spectral irradiances compared to TMYSPEC. The difference in POA irradiance with a latitude tilt angle is slightly larger than global horizontal irradiance.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1457333}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
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