Testing of the METSTAT Model

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    The METSTAT model is a comprehensive model for estimating insolation on an hourly basis from cloud cover and other meteorological data. However, the METSTAT model does not reproduce the statistics found in measured daily data during periods of extensive cloud cover. In this study, METSTAT modeled estimates and mesaured hourly solar radiation data from Burns and Eugene Oregon are examined andcompared. A source of the discrepancy between the modeled and measured data is identified. Slight modifications to the METSTAT model that significantly reduce the discrepancy are demonstrated for the Burns and Eugene sites.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages6
    StatePublished - 1997
    Event1997 American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference - Washington, D.C.
    Duration: 25 Apr 199730 Apr 1997


    Conference1997 American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference
    CityWashington, D.C.

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-23312


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