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Satellite Image Processing for Retrieving Historical Solar Irradiance Data Within the Mexican Territory

  • Juan M. Callejas-Cornejo
  • Manuel I. Peña-CruzEmail author
  • Luis M. Valentín-Coronado
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 233)

Abstract

Solar resource assessment is a key subject for the viability and implementation of solar power plants. Solar sensors measure irradiance locally, but high cost of these specialized sensors makes their implementation through all the Mexican territory difficult. Satellite images provide a valuable tool for the determination of solar irradiance through image processing. In this work, an algorithm for the estimation of global solar irradiance based on determining the cloud index through pixel analysis is implemented for the central region of Mexico.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan M. Callejas-Cornejo
    • 1
  • Manuel I. Peña-Cruz
    • 2
    Email author
  • Luis M. Valentín-Coronado
    • 2
  1. 1.PICYT—Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A. C., Unidad AguascalientesAguascalientes, AgsMexico
  2. 2.CONACYT—Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A. C., Unidad AguascalientesAguascalientes, AgsMexico

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