Observation and calculation of the solar radiation in the Tibetan Plateau

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dc.contributor.author Liu, J
dc.contributor.author Liu, J
dc.contributor.author Linderholm, HW
dc.contributor.author Chen, D
dc.contributor.author Yu, Q
dc.contributor.author Wu, D
dc.contributor.author Haginoya, S
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Energy Conversion and Management, 2012, 57 pp. 23 - 32
dc.identifier.issn 0196-8904
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18354
dc.description.abstract Distribution of solar radiation is vital to locate the most suitable regions for harvesting solar energy, but solar radiation is only observed at few stations due to high costs and difficult maintenance. From 2001 to 2005, a set of pyranometer instruments were set up in Gaize, on the Tibetan Plateau, to test the hypothesis of high solar-radiation levels in this region, and find a suitable method for estimating the radiation. Over the 5-year observation period, the average daily radiation was 21 MJ m(-2)day(-1) with maximum daily values of 27 MJ m(-2)day(-1) occurring in June and minimum values of 14 MJ m(-2)day(-1) in December, which is much higher than those measured in other regions at similar latitudes. The observational data were used to validate a set of radiation models: five sunshine based and three temperature based. The results showed that of the five sunshine-based models, a newly developed "comprehensive" model performed the best, but that the "vapor revised Angstrom model" was recommended to use for its simplicity and easy operation. The temperature-based models performed worse than the sunshine-based ones, where the Wu model is to be preferred if a temperature-based model is the only option. Moreover, it was shown that when estimating the solar radiation based on time-dependent coefficients, consideration of the seasonal variation of the coefficients has little predictive value and is thus unnecessary. Based on the results of this study, a strategy for the calculation of solar radiation on the Tibetan Plateau was made for potential users.
dc.publisher Elsevier Inc
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.enconman.2011.12.007
dc.subject Calculation, Observation, Solar radiation, Tibetan Plateau, Energy
dc.subject Calculation; Observation; Solar radiation; Tibetan Plateau; Energy
dc.title Observation and calculation of the solar radiation in the Tibetan Plateau
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Energy Conversion and Management
dc.journal.volume 57
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 23 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 32 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Electrical and Electronic Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Leiden, NETHERLANDS
dc.description.keywords Calculation; Observation; Solar radiation; Tibetan Plateau en_US
dc.description.keywords Social Sciences
dc.description.keywords Economics
dc.description.keywords Business & Economics
dc.description.keywords ECONOMICS
dc.description.keywords Asset pricing model
dc.description.keywords Heterogeneous beliefs
dc.description.keywords Learning
dc.description.keywords Trading protocols
dc.description.keywords Market architecture
dc.description.keywords RATIONAL ROUTE
dc.description.keywords PRICING MODEL
dc.description.keywords VOLATILITY
dc.description.keywords RANDOMNESS
dc.description.keywords DYNAMICS
dc.description.keywords Calculation
dc.description.keywords Observation
dc.description.keywords Solar radiation
dc.description.keywords Tibetan Plateau
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
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