Wind Field And Solar Radiation Characterization And Forecasting: A Numerical Approach For Complex Terrain by Richard PerezWind Field And Solar Radiation Characterization And Forecasting: A Numerical Approach For Complex Terrain by Richard Perez

Wind Field And Solar Radiation Characterization And Forecasting: A Numerical Approach For Complex…

byRichard Perez

Hardcover | May 7, 2018

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In addition to describing core concepts and principles, this book reveals professional methodologies and tools used by national agencies and private corporations to predict sites' potential for wind and solar power generation. Each chapter focuses on a different issue, showing readers the corresponding methodology, as well as examples of how to apply the techniques described. These techniques are explained with step-by-step guides that demonstrate how environmental variables in complex terrains can be characterized and forecasted.
The authors present an adaptive finite element mass-consistent model, which computes a diagnostic wind field in the three-dimensional area of interest using observed wind data from measurement stations - data which is then interpolated using a physical model of the wind field in the boundary layer. An ensemble method is presented based on the perturbation of the numerical weather prediction models' results. 

The book goes on to explain solar radiation characterization and forecasting. Solar radiation and electrical power generation temporal and spatial variability are discussed and modelled. Different statistical methods are presented in order to improve solar radiation forecasting using ground measurement, numerical weather predictions (NWPs) and satellite-derived data. This book is focused on both probabilistic and point forecast explaining different models and methodologies to improve the forecasting. The results obtained from various simulations around the world are presented in tables. Finally, the book explains a possible methodology to develop a Solar Map taking into account solar radiation, terrain surface conditions and cast shadows.

As such, the book provides an overview of the concepts, principles and practices involved in the treatment of environmental variables related to solar radiation or wind fields, especially when complex terrains are involved, offering useful resources for students and researchers alike. It also equips professionals with the methodologies and tools needed to construct environmental variable maps and conduct forecasting for solar radiation and wind fields.

Richard Pérez directs solar energy research at U. Albany's Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. He sits on the Advisory Board of George Washington University's Solar Institute and has served multiple terms on the board of the American Solar Energy Society and as an associate editor of Solar Energy Journal. He has produced over 250 jou...
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Title:Wind Field And Solar Radiation Characterization And Forecasting: A Numerical Approach For Complex…Format:HardcoverDimensions:257 pagesPublished:May 7, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319768751

ISBN - 13:9783319768755

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Table of Contents

Part I: Analysis and Characterization of Geographical and Meteorological Data.- I: Acquisition and Analysis of Meteorological Data.- II: Characterization of Geographical and Meteorological Parameters.- III: Discretization of the Region of Interest.-  Part II: Wind Field Diagnostic and Forecasting.- IV: Wind Field Diagnostic Model.- V: Wind Field Deterministic Forecasting.- VI: Wind Field Probabilistic Forecasting.- Part III: Solar Radiation Diagnostic and Forecasting.- VII: Solar Radiation Spatio-Temporal Analysis.- VIII: Solar Radiation Deterministic Forecasting.- IX: Solar Radiation Probabilistic Forecasting.- X: Solar Radiation Maps.- Index.