Bidirectional irradiance transposition based on the Perez model

Yang, D., Ye, Z., Nobre, A. M., Du, H., Walsh, W. M., Lim, L. I. and Reindl, T. (2014) Bidirectional irradiance transposition based on the Perez model. Solar Energy, 110, pp. 768-780. (doi:10.1016/j.solener.2014.10.006)

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Abstract

The Perez irradiance model offers a practical representation of solar irradiance by considering the sky hemisphere as a three-part geometrical framework, namely, the circumsolar disc, the horizon band and the isotropic background. Furthermore, the simplified Perez diffuse irradiance model, commonly known as the Perez transposition model, is one of the most widely adopted models in tilted irradiance modeling. Although the set of model coefficients reported by Perez et al. (1990) is considered to be at an asymptotic level of optimization, later analyses have shown that coefficients which are adjusted to local conditions may perform better than the original set.

The model coefficients can be adjusted locally based on multiple datasets of diffuse and global irradiance on tilted and horizontal planes. In this paper, we present a different approach to adjust the coefficients, by using only measurements of global irradiance on tilted and horizontal planes from a tropical climate site, Singapore. A complete set of mathematical solutions to the inverse problem, i.e., irradiance transposition from tilt to horizontal, is also proposed. The data can then be used to generate irradiance maps from in-plane irradiance measurements at photovoltaics (PV) systems. Such maps provide relevant information for PV grid integration.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lim, Dr Li Hong Idris
Authors: Yang, D., Ye, Z., Nobre, A. M., Du, H., Walsh, W. M., Lim, L. I., and Reindl, T.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:Solar Energy
Publisher:Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN:0038-092X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Solar Energy 110:768-780
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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