Weather Modeling and Forecasting of PV Systems Operation

  • Marius Paulescu
  • Eugenia Paulescu
  • Paul Gravila
  • Viorel Badescu
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Marius Paulescu, Eugenia Paulescu, Paul Gravila, Viorel Badescu
    Pages 1-15
  3. Marius Paulescu, Eugenia Paulescu, Paul Gravila, Viorel Badescu
    Pages 17-42
  4. Marius Paulescu, Eugenia Paulescu, Paul Gravila, Viorel Badescu
    Pages 43-88
  5. Marius Paulescu, Eugenia Paulescu, Paul Gravila, Viorel Badescu
    Pages 89-126
  6. Marius Paulescu, Eugenia Paulescu, Paul Gravila, Viorel Badescu
    Pages 127-179
  7. Marius Paulescu, Eugenia Paulescu, Paul Gravila, Viorel Badescu
    Pages 181-201
  8. Marius Paulescu, Eugenia Paulescu, Paul Gravila, Viorel Badescu
    Pages 203-237
  9. Marius Paulescu, Eugenia Paulescu, Paul Gravila, Viorel Badescu
    Pages 239-269
  10. Marius Paulescu, Eugenia Paulescu, Paul Gravila, Viorel Badescu
    Pages 271-324
  11. Marius Paulescu, Eugenia Paulescu, Paul Gravila, Viorel Badescu
    Pages 325-345
  12. Marius Paulescu, Eugenia Paulescu, Paul Gravila, Viorel Badescu
    Pages 347-348
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 349-355

About this book

Introduction

In the past decade, there has been a substantial increase of grid-feeding photovoltaic applications, thus raising the importance of solar electricity in the energy mix. This trend is expected to continue and may even increase. Apart from the high initial investment cost, the fluctuating nature of the solar resource raises particular insertion problems in electrical networks. Proper grid managing demands short- and long-time forecasting of solar power plant output.

Weather modeling and forecasting of PV systems operation is focused on this issue. Models for predicting the state of the sky, nowcasting solar irradiance and forecasting solar irradiation are studied and exemplified. Statistical as well as artificial intelligence methods are described. The efficiency of photovoltaic converters is assessed for any weather conditions.

Weather modeling and forecasting of PV systems operation is written for researchers, engineers, physicists and students interested in PV systems design and utilization.

Keywords

Modeling Nowcasting and Forecasting PV Systems Photovoltaic System Operation Radiative Regime Stability

Authors and affiliations

  • Marius Paulescu
    • 1
  • Eugenia Paulescu
    • 2
  • Paul Gravila
    • 3
  • Viorel Badescu
    • 4
  1. 1., Physics DepartmentWest University of TimisoraTimisoraRomania
  2. 2., Physics DepartmentWest University of TimisoraTimisoraRomania
  3. 3., Department of PhysicsWest University of TimisoraTimisoraRomania
  4. 4., Candida Oancea InstitutePolytechnic University of BucharestBucharestRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4649-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4648-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4649-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537