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Title: Evaluation of the PV Resource Dataset in Central and North America: Preprint

Abstract

A recent effort from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has led to a new radiative transfer model, Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted surfaces (FARMS-NIT), to efficiently compute plane-of-array (POA) irradiance. This model has been implemented by the National Solar Radiation Data Base (NSRDB) to provide photovoltaic (PV) resource over Central and North America in both narrow- and broad wavelength bands. This study conducts a comprehensive evaluation of the PV resource dataset using surface-based observations in various climate zones. The results demonstrate the PV resource has an excellent agreement with the cloudy-sky observations from thermopiles and reference cells.

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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), Renewable Power Office. Solar Energy Technologies Office
OSTI Identifier:
1677436
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-77790
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DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2020), 7-11 September 2020
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
41 EE - Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S); solar radiation; POA irradiance; NSRDB

Citation Formats

Xie, Yu, and Sengupta, Manajit. Evaluation of the PV Resource Dataset in Central and North America: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Xie, Yu, & Sengupta, Manajit. Evaluation of the PV Resource Dataset in Central and North America: Preprint. United States.
Xie, Yu, and Sengupta, Manajit. Tue . "Evaluation of the PV Resource Dataset in Central and North America: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1677436.
@article{osti_1677436,
title = {Evaluation of the PV Resource Dataset in Central and North America: Preprint},
author = {Xie, Yu and Sengupta, Manajit},
abstractNote = {A recent effort from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has led to a new radiative transfer model, Fast All-sky Radiation Model for Solar applications with Narrowband Irradiances on Tilted surfaces (FARMS-NIT), to efficiently compute plane-of-array (POA) irradiance. This model has been implemented by the National Solar Radiation Data Base (NSRDB) to provide photovoltaic (PV) resource over Central and North America in both narrow- and broad wavelength bands. This study conducts a comprehensive evaluation of the PV resource dataset using surface-based observations in various climate zones. The results demonstrate the PV resource has an excellent agreement with the cloudy-sky observations from thermopiles and reference cells.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1677436}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {9}
}

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