Solar Resource Evaluation with Numerical Weather Prediction Models

  • Pedro A. JiménezEmail author
  • Jared A. Lee
  • Branko Kosovic
  • Sue Ellen Haupt
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


The use of numerical weather prediction (NWP) models for solar resource evaluation is examined. The theory behind NWP models is described highlighting relevant components for solar energy applications as well as how to use NWP models for mapping the solar resource at the regional scale. Future perspectives are briefly outlined.


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  • Pedro A. Jiménez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jared A. Lee
    • 1
  • Branko Kosovic
    • 1
  • Sue Ellen Haupt
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Applications LaboratoryNational Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA

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