COMPARATIVE STUDY OF DIFFERENT MODELS FOR CALCULATION OF DNI

G. S. Lima, A. O. Souza, G. I. Medina T.

Abstract


For prospecting or design of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems it is necessary to know the distribution of the Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of the region. However, due to the recurring operational problems of measuring instruments, the use of mathematical models estimating the local DNI can be a very useful tool. The objective of this work is to construct a mathematical model that is used in the calculation of the DNI using experimental data provided by the Laboratory of Tropical Environmental Variables (LAVAT/INPE). This model was compared with other mathematical models already present in the literature. The consideration of clean-sky was used, that is, the effects of cloudiness, among others, were neglected.


Keywords


concentrating solar power; direct normal irradiance; mathematical models; clear-sky

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5380/reterm.v17i2.64127

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Revista da Engenharia Térmica. ISSN: 1676-1790