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Accession Number DE2012-1051944
Title Solar Resources Measurements in Houston, TX. Equipment Only. Cooperative Research and Development.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 4p
Personal Author T. Stoffel
Abstract Loaning Texas Southern University equipment in order to perform site-specific, long-term, continuous, and high-resolution measurements of solar irradiance is important for developing renewable resource data. These data are used for several research and development activities consistent with the NREL mission: (1) Establish a national 30-year climatological database of measured solar irradiances; (2) Provide high quality ground-truth data for satellite remote sensing validation; (3) Support development of radiative transfer models for estimating solar irradiance from available meteorological observations; (4) Provide solar resource information needed for technology deployment and operations. Faculty and staff at Texas Southern University collected solar resource measurements at the Houston campus using equipment on loan from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The equipment was used to train students on the operation and maintenance of solar radiometers and was returned to NREL's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory upon completion of the CRADA. The resulting data augment the solar resource climatology information required for solar resource characterizations in the U.S.
Keywords Climatology
Radiative transfer
Remote sensing
Renewable energy sources
Research and development
Solar energy
Solar radiometers

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97N - Solar Energy
55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
Corporate Author National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number DE-AC36-08GO28308

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