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Diffuse Radiation Calculation Method

Abstract Measuring and estimating solar resource availability is critical for assessing new sites for solar energy generation. This includes beam radiation, diffuse radiation, and total incident radiation. Total incident radiation is pertinent to solar photovoltaic (PV) output and low-temperature solar thermal applications whereas beam radiation is used for concentrating solar power (CSP). Global horizontal insolation (GHI) data are most commonly available of any solar radiation measurement, yet these data cannot be directly applied to solar power generator estimation because solar PV panels and solar CSP collectors are not parallel to the earth’s surface. In absence of additional measured data, GHI data may be broken down into its constituent parts... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Singh, Uday (Author) / Johnson, Nathan (Advisor) / Rogers, Bradley (Committee member) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Alternative energy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 78 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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