Cloud motion estimation for short term solar irradiation prediction

Hao Huang, Jin Xu, Zhenzhou Peng, Shinjae Yoo, Dantong Yu, Dong Huang, Hong Qin

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Abstract

Variability of solar energy is the most significant issue for integrating solar energy into the power Grid. There are pressing demands to develop methods to accurately estimate cloud motion that directly affects the stability of solar power output. We propose a solar prediction system that can detect cloud movements from the TSI (total sky imager) images, and then estimate the future cloud position over solar panels and subsequent solar irradiance fluctuations incurred by cloud transients. The experiment studies show that our proposed approach significantly improves the quality of cloud motion estimation within a time window (up to a few minutes) that is sufficient for grid operators to take actions to mitigate the solar power volatility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013
Pages696-701
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Oct 21 2013Oct 24 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2013
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period10/21/1310/24/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture

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