A time series model for Kt with application to global synthetic weather generation

Victor Graham, K. G T Hollands, T. E. Unny

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Abstract

This article describes a general mathematical procedure for generating synthetic daily solar irradiation values. The procedure should be useful for simulating solar energy systems, requiring only the 12 monthly means (Kt), as input. The procedure is based on a time series analysis of the daily Kt values, described in the article. It incorporates the well-known probability distribution function for Kt, by using a transformed variable, rather than Kt, as the fundamental random quantity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalSolar Energy
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Time series analysis
Solar energy
Probability distributions
Distribution functions
Time series
Irradiation

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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A time series model for Kt with application to global synthetic weather generation. / Graham, Victor; Hollands, K. G T; Unny, T. E.

In: Solar Energy, Vol. 40, No. 2, 1988, p. 83-92.

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Graham, Victor ; Hollands, K. G T ; Unny, T. E. / A time series model for Kt with application to global synthetic weather generation. In: Solar Energy. 1988 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 83-92.
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