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Title: Monitoring Cloud Motion in Cyprus for Solar Irradiance Prediction
Authors: Charalambides, Alexandros G. 
Tapakis, Rogiros 
Keywords: Solar Energy;Solar Irradiance Prediction;Monitoring Cloud Motion
Category: Environmental Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Conference Papers in Science
Source: Conference Papers in Energy Journal, Volume 2013, Pages 6.
Abstract: Solar Energy is the feedstock for various applications of renewable energy sources; thus, the knowledge of the intensity of the incident solar irradiance is essential for monitoring the performance of such systems. The major unpredictable factor in defining the solar irradiance and the performance of solar systems is the presence of clouds in the sky. So far, various researchers proposed several models to correlate solar irradiance to cloud coverage and cloud type. The present work describes the development of a simple method for cloud detection and computation of short-term cloud motion. The minimum accuracy of the model was 95% for the prediction of the cloud location seven timesteps in advance with only three cloud images processed. When including the dimensions of the cloud to the accuracy calculation, the minimum accuracy was 88%.
Description: Paper presented at Power Options for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2012, Limassol, Cyprus, 19 -21 November
ISSN: 2356-6108
DOI: 10.1155/2013/320618
Type: Article
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