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Forecasting Solar Irradiance by looking at clouds from above and below

Schmidt, Thomas and Stührenberg, Jonas and Hammer, Annette and Blum, Niklas and Vogt, Thomas and Lezaca Galeano, Jorge Enrique (2023) Forecasting Solar Irradiance by looking at clouds from above and below. Helmholtz Imaging Conference 2023, 14-16 Juni 2023, Hamburg, Deutschland.

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Abstract

The energy meteorology measurement network Eye2Sky is a cloud monitoring system covering roughly 110x100 km in north-west Germany. It is equipped with 38 cloud cameras, solar radiation measurement stations and individual Lidar based cloud altitude measurements distributed throughout the region around Oldenburg. The system collects high-resolution information on solar radiation, tracks the variability at different locations and outputs forecasts for very short time scales. It covers a resolution range of fewer than 100 metres and less than 1 minute and supports forecasts of up to one hour (depending on the prevailing cloud height). A second data source for this region is given by images from the geostationary satellite MSG. With these images longer forecast horizons are achieved in a coarser resolution. The hybrid use of both data sources has only just begun in the community. This allows the development of new models with an improved quality of predictions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/195646/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Forecasting Solar Irradiance by looking at clouds from above and below
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schmidt, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3205-2724UNSPECIFIED
Stührenberg, JonasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hammer, AnnetteUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5630-3620UNSPECIFIED
Blum, NiklasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1541-7234UNSPECIFIED
Vogt, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6268-8694UNSPECIFIED
Lezaca Galeano, Jorge EnriqueUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5513-7467UNSPECIFIED
Date:15 June 2023
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Short-term forecasting; Nowcasting; Eye2Sky Network; remote sensing of clouds with cameras and satellites
Event Title:Helmholtz Imaging Conference 2023
Event Location:Hamburg, Deutschland
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:14-16 Juni 2023
Organizer:Helmholtz Gemeinschaft
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Energy System Design
HGF - Program Themes:Digitalization and System Technology
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SY - Energy System Technology and Analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Energy System Technology
Location: Oldenburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research
Institute of Networked Energy Systems > Energy Systems Analysis, OL
Deposited By: Hammer, Dr. Annette
Deposited On:03 Jul 2023 12:08
Last Modified:03 Jul 2023 12:08

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