Green Energy and Technology

Wind Field and Solar Radiation Characterization and Forecasting

A Numerical Approach for Complex Terrain

Editors: Perez, Richard (Ed.)

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  • Gives readers the tools needed to analyze and predict the potential of sites for both wind and solar power generation
  • Includes wind-field analysis and forecasting
  • Introduces a method for generating 3D geographical maps with both wind fields and solar radiation forecasting
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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.

About the authors

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 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Acquisition and Analysis of Meteorological Data

    Calvo Sánchez, Javier (et al.)

    Pages 3-39

  • Characterization of Geographical and Meteorological Parameters

    Montero, Gustavo (et al.)

    Pages 41-63

  • Discretization of the Region of Interest

    Cascón , J. Manuel (et al.)

    Pages 65-85

  • Wind Field Diagnostic Model

    Rodríguez, Eduardo (et al.)

    Pages 89-111

  • Wind Field Deterministic Forecasting

    Calvo Sánchez, Javier (et al.)

    Pages 113-127

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76876-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76875-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wind Field and Solar Radiation Characterization and Forecasting
Book Subtitle
A Numerical Approach for Complex Terrain
Editors
  • Richard Perez
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76876-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76876-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76875-5
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 257
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour
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