Wirth, Georg and Weigl, Toni and Weizenbeck, Josef and Zehner, Mike and Schroedter-Homscheidt, Marion and Becker, Gerd (2009) Mapping of snow cover periods for yield assessment and dimensioning of PV systems. In: Proceedings. 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference , 21.-25.9.2009, Hamburg.
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Snow on the panels reduces the yield generated by photovoltaic (PV) systems. In order to optimize yield estimates, detailed information about snow cover periods is vital. Snow cover maps based on satellite data provide this information for simulating, planning and improving profit estimates. The advantage thereby is that satellite-based data is spatially comprehensive, instead of being interpolated, as is the case with ground measurement data. The maps based on satellite datasets are validated with land-based maps of the German Weather Service (DWD). In this paper, snow cover maps from Germany, Europe, and the USA are presented with a focus on the needs of the solar industry.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Title:||Mapping of snow cover periods for yield assessment and dimensioning of PV systems|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings|
|In ISI Web of Science:||No|
|Keywords:||Photovoltaic System, Yield Prognosis, Snow Mapping|
|Event Title:||24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference|
|Organizer:||EU Joint Research Centre / WIP-Renewable Energies München|
|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)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||German Remote Sensing Data Center > Climate and Atmospheric Products|
|Deposited By:||Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt|
|Deposited On:||16 Nov 2009 11:09|
|Last Modified:||16 Nov 2009 11:10|
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