Using Modified Sandia Method in Developing Typical Solar Radiation Year for Photovoltaic Electricity Generation Projection
The energy generation efficiency of Building Intergraded Photovoltaic Systems (BIPV) system relies much on the panel’s surface solar radiation received. In the projection of annual power generation of photovoltaic panels, local global solar radiation plays a pivotal role for reliable estimation process. The purpose of this paper is to develop an hourly typical solar radiation year (TSRY) as fundamental meteorological database for utilizing the estimation process. The TSRY should be interpretable to local long-term climate variations, thus, ten years' hourly meteorological data were gathered to formulate a typical year by means of modified Sandia method herein. A total of four cities' hourly typical years from northern to southern Taiwan were established in this paper. Orientation and inclination effect of the PV panel were also discussed in terms of daily averaged global solar radiation that cumulate from TSRY.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
K. T. Huang and W. S. Ou, "Using Modified Sandia Method in Developing Typical Solar Radiation Year for Photovoltaic Electricity Generation Projection", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 4374-4381, 2011