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Title: The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) for CSP Applications: Preprint

Abstract

This study examines the differences in direct normal irradiance (DNI) in the two versions of the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Version 3 of the NSRDB includes significant changes in various parts of the radiative transfer model and inputs to the model from Version 2. The changes in Version 3 resulted in less uncertainty than Version 2. The study quantified the uncertainty and the spatial and temporal variability under clear-sky conditions. The uncertainty estimation was performed using a standardized method, A Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM). The method includes high-quality ground-measured data for seven of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Surface Radiation Budget Network (SURFRAD) stations for 1998-2015.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Solar Consulting Services
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:
1491438
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-72310
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2018 Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems Conference (SolarPACES), 2-5 October 2018, Casablanca, Morocco
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; National Solar Radiation Data Base; NSRDB; concentrating solar power; CSP; uncertainty; radiation

Citation Formats

Sengupta, Manajit, Habte, Aron M, Xie, Yu, Lopez, Anthony J, and Gueymard, Christian A. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) for CSP Applications: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Sengupta, Manajit, Habte, Aron M, Xie, Yu, Lopez, Anthony J, & Gueymard, Christian A. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) for CSP Applications: Preprint. United States.
Sengupta, Manajit, Habte, Aron M, Xie, Yu, Lopez, Anthony J, and Gueymard, Christian A. Wed . "The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) for CSP Applications: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1491438.
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author = {Sengupta, Manajit and Habte, Aron M and Xie, Yu and Lopez, Anthony J and Gueymard, Christian A},
abstractNote = {This study examines the differences in direct normal irradiance (DNI) in the two versions of the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Version 3 of the NSRDB includes significant changes in various parts of the radiative transfer model and inputs to the model from Version 2. The changes in Version 3 resulted in less uncertainty than Version 2. The study quantified the uncertainty and the spatial and temporal variability under clear-sky conditions. The uncertainty estimation was performed using a standardized method, A Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM). The method includes high-quality ground-measured data for seven of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Surface Radiation Budget Network (SURFRAD) stations for 1998-2015.},
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