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A new method for estimating solar energy resource

Oumbe, Armel and Blanc, Philippe and Ranchin, Thierry and Schroedter-Homscheidt, Marion and Wald, Lucien (2009) A new method for estimating solar energy resource. 33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 4.-8. Mai 2009, Stresa, Italien.

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Abstract

This paper presents the first prototype of a new method –called Heliosat-4– for assessing solar surface irradiance. The Heliosat-4 method is based on the radiative transfer model libRadtran and benefits from advanced products derived from recent Earth Observation missions. It will provide direct and diffuse components and spectral distribution of solar surface irradiance every 3 km and ¼ h over Europe and Africa. The outcomes of this first prototype of the method are compared to ground measurements made at 8 stations in Europe and Northern Africa. The results show that RMSE attained by the Heliosat-4 method is fairly similar to that attained by current methods. A large overestimation is observed. Nevertheless these tests are very encouraging.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:A new method for estimating solar energy resource
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Oumbe, Armelarmel.oumbe@mines-paristech.fr
Blanc, Philippephilippe.blanc@mines-paristech.fr
Ranchin, Thierrythierry.ranchin@mines-paristech.fr
Schroedter-Homscheidt, Marionmarion.schroedter-homscheidt@dlr.de
Wald, Lucienlucien.wald@mines-paristech.fr
Date:2009
Refereed publication:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Status:Published
Keywords:solar irradiance, atmospheric optics, radiative transfer, cloud, Envisat, MetOp, MSG.
Event Title:33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment
Event Location:Stresa, Italien
Event Type:Conference
Event Dates:4.-8. Mai 2009
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Climate and Atmospheric Products
Deposited By: Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt
Deposited On:13 Aug 2009 14:24
Last Modified:13 Aug 2009 14:24

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