The standard approach when
simulating photovoltaic output is to employ
Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) data sets.
This paper uses statistical analyses to
investigate several TMYs. The objectives are:
(1) to ascertain which TMY generation method
most accurately reproduces solar conditions in
the UK; (2) to discover the minimum time
resolution at which TMYs delver reliable
results; and (3) to determine if there are any
circumstances in which TMYs can replace
long-term time series.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Published inThe 15th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference
CitationPALMER, D. and BETTS, T.R., 2019. Comparison of typical meteorological year and on-site measurements for solar PV site selection. IN: Hutchins, M. Crook, R. and Cole, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-15), Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick, 10th - 12th April, pp. 17-20.
Publisher© The Solar Energy Society
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NotesThis is a conference paper.
LocationUniversity of Warwick