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Cloud advection and spatial variability of solar irradiance

Ranalli, Joseph and Peerlings, Esther E.M. and Schmidt, Thomas (2020) Cloud advection and spatial variability of solar irradiance. In: 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 47). 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 47), 2020-06-15 - 2020-08-21, Virtual meeting. (In Press)

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A model for predicting smoothing of solar irradiance by spatially distributed collectors was analyzed. The model assumed cloud advection dominates the relationship between sites and represented the distributed plant with a transfer function. The transfer function representing the smoothing effect was shown to be the Fourier transform of the plant's spatial distribution, and as such, the plant represents a low-pass filter. Comparison with measured data from the HOPE-Melpitz campaign showed that the model is able to replicate dynamics present in the measured plant transfer function and showed good frequency domain agreement. Generalization of the approach is needed for broader applicability, as the current analysis only validated against one-dimensional, advection dominated conditions. However, the approach warrants further study as it has demonstrated an ability to reveal frequency domain characteristics not currently reflected by state-of-the-art models.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/139654/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Poster)
Title:Cloud advection and spatial variability of solar irradiance
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Peerlings, Esther E.M.UNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4561-9168UNSPECIFIED
Date:9 June 2020
Journal or Publication Title:47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 47)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:In Press
Keywords:variability, spatial aggregation, wavelet variability model, transfer function
Event Title:47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 47)
Event Location:Virtual meeting
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:15 June 2020
Event End Date:21 August 2020
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Technology, Innovation and Society
HGF - Program Themes:Renewable Energy and Material Resources for Sustainable Futures - Integrating at Different Scales
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SY - Energy Systems Analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment (old)
Location: Oldenburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Networked Energy Systems > Energy Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Peerlings, M.Sc. Esther E.M.
Deposited On:16 Dec 2020 11:47
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:40

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