Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment
Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment is a vital text for solar energy professionals, addressing a critical gap in the core literature of the field. As major barriers to solar energy implementation, such as materials cost and low conversion efficiency, continue to fall, issues of intermittency and reliability have come to the fore. Scrutiny from solar project developers and their financiers on the accuracy of long-term resource projections and grid operators concerns about variable short-term power generation have made the field of solar forecasting and resource assessment pivotally important. This volume provides an authoritative voice on the topic, incorporating contributions from an internationally recognized group of top authors from both industry and academia, focused on providing information from underlying scientific fundamentals to practical applications and emphasizing the latest technological developments driving this discipline forward.
Scientists and engineers working within the power utility, renewable energy industry, or other related energy fields, as well as within the areas of atmospheric science and meteorology. Solar energy professionals particularly, including research scientists, project developers, system operators, planners and engineers.
Hardbound, 462 Pages
Published: July 2013
Imprint: Academic Press