Task 5 - Use of Meteorological Information for Solar Energy Application

Handbook of Methods of Estimating Solar Radiation
November 1984 - PDF 3.76MB
Document Number: D7:1985
This handbook presents a classification of estimating models, catalog of estimating methods and description of selected tools, review of various statistical techniques used to evaluate performance of estimation models, and concludes with a description of available measured data sets of solar radiation and relevant meteorological observations for potential use in model validation.
Proceedings of the International Energy Agency Conference on Pyranometer Measurements
Proceedings of the International Energy Agency Conference on Pyranometer Measurements
Boulder, Colorado, 16-20 March, 1981
October 1982 - PDF 8.79MB
Document Number: SERI/TR-642-1156R
A conference of pyranometry experts from 7 countries was held in Boulder, Colorado from 16-20 March 1981 to formulate a statement of work for joint pyranometer experiments and calibrations. This report documents the technical results and information presented as well as the agreed upon statement of work. A complete list of names and affiliations of those in attendance is included in Appendix A.
Recommendations Concerning Meteorological Networks for Solar Energy Applications
June 1981 - PDF 1.57MB
This report describes the characteristics of the two main categories of measurement networks - routine and research oriented - and discusses recommended minimum standards for supporting solar energy applications. The appendices include a survey of user requirements, discussion of radiation network assessment, and discussion of measurement standards.
Solar Radiation Data Source Catalogue
October 1980 - PDF 3.71MB
Document Number: D12:1981
This catalogue presents radiation data and relevant meteorological data at the time of publication. The document has three parts 1) Introduction, 2) Explanation and 3) Data List.