Strengths of Satellite-Based Solar Resource Assessment

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    Abstract

    The potential of geostationary satellites for world-wide solar resource assessment is generally recognized. However, most studies evaluating the value of the satellite's approach have tended to focus on the accuracy of satellite-derived irradiance values, rather than on the strengths that satellite techniques bring to solar resource assessment. This paper presents strong evidence that, whenassessed against realistic benchmarks relevant to the needs of the solar energy community, satellite-based resource assessment can provide considerably more information, more accurately than traditional approaches.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages303-308
    Number of pages6
    StatePublished - 1997
    Event1997 American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference - Washington, D.C.
    Duration: 25 Apr 199730 Apr 1997

    Conference

    Conference1997 American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference
    CityWashington, D.C.
    Period25/04/9730/04/97

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-23311

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