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Forecast of solar power: a key to power management and environmental protection

Vasisht, Shravanth M and Ramasesha, Sheela K (2017) Forecast of solar power: a key to power management and environmental protection. In: CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, 19 (1). pp. 279-286.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10098-016-1199-7


Power management through the day and through different seasons in the year is a major challenge in cities around the world as the power generation is from a mix of resources. It is difficult to predict, a priori, the yield from renewable resources on a particular day to tune the fossil fuel fired generators leading to less control of atmospheric pollution from these plants. In this paper, we present a model to predict the yield from a solar photovoltaic (SPV) plant based on the weather forecast in the location. This model can be deployed in the management of distributed energy generation system consisting of SPV systems. The deviations of this model from the measured values are < 15 % for most of the days. The methodology adopted in arriving at this model can be used in any location. This model is simple to use as it uses performance data from a SPV plant in a location and the weather forecast data available in the public domain. Hence, it would be a powerful tool for private solar power producers availing net-metering facility.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the SPRINGER, 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 07:38
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 07:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/56242

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