Modeling reflected irradiance in urban environments – a case study for simulation-based measurement quality control for an outdoor PV test site

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Abstract

The increased application of PV in urban environments goes together with a growing awareness of the need to consider the influence of partial shading and reflected irradiance on PV performance. Most of the conventional PV simulation tools do not have the capabilities to account for the possible additional PV yield due to reflected sunlight. On the other end of the spectrum are complex ray-tracing tools that can accurately model reflected irradiance, but require a large amount of input data, are computationally intensive and have limited or no PV modeling algorithms. In this work, as a step towards quantifying uncertainties due to reflected irradiance in urban settings, the potential of a modeling strategy using building energy simulation software, with intermediate complexity is investigated using a case study of an outdoor PV test site.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Pages1672-1675
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition - SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 24 Sep 201828 Sep 2018
Conference number: 35
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Conference35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Abbreviated titleEU PVSEC 2018
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period24/09/1828/09/18
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Quality control
Ray tracing
Uncertainty

Keywords

  • Simulation
  • Solar radiation
  • Pyranometer
  • Building integration
  • EnergyPlus

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Bognár, Á. ; Loonen, R.C.G.M. ; Valckenborg, R.M.E. ; Hensen, J.L.M. / Modeling reflected irradiance in urban environments – a case study for simulation-based measurement quality control for an outdoor PV test site. Proceedings of the 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. 2018. pp. 1672-1675
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Bognár, Á, Loonen, RCGM, Valckenborg, RME & Hensen, JLM 2018, Modeling reflected irradiance in urban environments – a case study for simulation-based measurement quality control for an outdoor PV test site. in Proceedings of the 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. pp. 1672-1675, 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Brussels, Belgium, 24/09/18. https://doi.org/10.4229/35thEUPVSEC20182018-6DO.10.4

Modeling reflected irradiance in urban environments – a case study for simulation-based measurement quality control for an outdoor PV test site. / Bognár, Á.; Loonen, R.C.G.M.; Valckenborg, R.M.E.; Hensen, J.L.M.

Proceedings of the 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. 2018. p. 1672-1675.

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