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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)

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 (PV) 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 TMY3 sites and compared with the simulation by TMYSPEC. Our results indicate that FARMS-NIT leads to ~ 5% greater spectral irradiances compared to TMYSPEC. The difference in POA irradiance with a latitude tilt angle is slightly larger than global horizonal irradiance (GHI).

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:
1508490
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-73756
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC), 10-15 June 2018, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; computational modeling; clouds; atmospheric modeling; land surface; surface waves; numerical models; solar radiation

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). United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547495.
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). United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547495
Xie, Yu, and Sengupta, Manajit. Thu . "Assessing the Performance of the Fast All-Sky Radiation Model for Solar Applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted Surfaces (FARMS-NIT)". United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547495.
@article{osti_1508490,
title = {Assessing the Performance of the Fast All-Sky Radiation Model for Solar Applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted Surfaces (FARMS-NIT)},
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 (PV) 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 TMY3 sites and compared with the simulation by TMYSPEC. Our results indicate that FARMS-NIT leads to ~ 5% greater spectral irradiances compared to TMYSPEC. The difference in POA irradiance with a latitude tilt angle is slightly larger than global horizonal irradiance (GHI).},
doi = {10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547495},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1508490}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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