pre114 - Solar Energy Meteorology (Complete module description)

pre114 - Solar Energy Meteorology (Complete module description)

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Module label Solar Energy Meteorology
Modulkürzel pre114
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
(
Attendance: 56 hrs, Self study: 124 hrs
)
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) > Schwerpunkt: Renewable Energies
  • Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Torio, Herena (module responsibility)
  • Agert, Carsten (module responsibility)
  • Schmidt, Thomas (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Lezaca Galeano, Jorge Enrique (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Prerequisites
Successful participation in “Energy Meteorology 5.06.M117
Skills to be acquired in this module

After successful completion of the module students should be able to

-       explain the concepts of physical processes governing the surface solar irradiance available for
        solar energy applications

-       model the solar radiation and show their expertise in application, adaptation and
        development of models

-       discuss state-of-the-art-methods in satellite-based irradiance estimation and solar power
        forecasting

-     discuss and present state of the art of the application of modern solar energy meteorology on a
      wide range (from residential systems to solar power plants, from solar thermal to photovoltaic
       systems)

Module contents

This specialization module covers more in-depth topics concerning solar energy meteorology.

Based on students’ knowledge about the solar resource, solar thermal and photovoltaic technology, students deepen their knowledge on the resource for such systems.

Lecture

  • Physics of radiative processes in the atmosphere
  • Physical modelling of atmospheric radiative transfer (incl. computing tools)
  • Solar irradiance modelling for solar energy applications
  • Solar spectral irradiance: Theory and relevance for solar energy systems
  • Satellite-based estimation of solar irradiance
  • Solar irradiance (and solar power) forecasting
  • Solar radiation measurements: Basics and setup of high quality measurement system

 

Seminar

  • sources of solar data and discussion of their quality
  • solar resource assessment:
  • basic models,
  • measurements,
  • satellite models
  • data sets
  • validation and application of solar resource data sets
  • forecasting of solar radiation: sky-camera forecasts, satellite-based forecasts, numerical weather predictions, statistical methods
  • forecast validation
  • selected applications
  • irradiance and PV power forecasting
  • application of solar resource data for yield assessment
     
Literaturempfehlungen

-       S. Hegedus, A. Luque, Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering, published John
        Wiley and Sons (2nd Edition 2011)

-       MSG Cloud Physical Properties (CPP) by KNMI http://msgcpp.knmi.nl/mediawiki/index.php
         /MSG_Cloud_Physical_Properties_(CPP)

-       CAMS Copernicus Atmospheric monitoring service https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu
        /catalogue#/product/urn:xwmo:md:int.ecmwf::copernicus:cams:prod:an:surface-solar-
       irradiation:pid327

-       https://wui.cmsaf.eu/safira/action/viewDoiDetails?acronym=SARAH_V001

-       https://nsrdb.nrel.gov/

-       re.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pvgis/

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Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency Annual, summer semester
Module capacity unlimited
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Teaching/Learning method Lecture: 2hrs/week
Seminar: 2hrs/week
Previous knowledge Physical principles of Black Body Radiation
Basics of Solar Radiation
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 SoSe oder WiSe 28
Seminar 2 SoSe oder WiSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
During the semester
1 Written examination: 90 to 180 minutes and regular active participation