Task 46
SHC Task 46

Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting

Overview

This Task will address four basic objectives in improving our understanding of solar resources:

  1. Evaluating solar resource variability that impacts large penetrations of solar technologies; 
  2. Standardizing and integrating procedures for data bankability;
  3. Improving procedures for short-term solar resource forecasting, and
  4. Advancing solar resource modeling procedures based on physical principles.
Task Information

DURATION
June 2011June 2016
 

OPERATING AGENT
Dr. David S. Renné
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
+1/303/517 8290
drenne@mac.com

What's New
  • SHC 2014 Conference Proceedings Available Online - Energy Procedia has published our SHC 2014 conference proceedings. Download for free over 90 papers. (Posted: 2015-06-11)
  • IEA SHC Solar Heat Worldwide - 2015 Edition! - Annual collector yield of all systems in operation by the end of 2013 was 314 TWh (= 1,129 PJ). This equals an energy savings equivalent of 33.7 million tons of oil and 109 million tons of CO2... (Posted: 2015-06-04)
  • Solar Update May 2015 Now Online - The latest issue of the IEA SHC Programme’s newsletter, Solar Update is now online. This issue has articles covering a variety to topics ranging from the SHC 2015 Conference, Turkey, Lighting Retrofit, Process Heat Integration, Task 47, Task 40, Netherlands, SHC Book Series, ISO Partnerships, and New Publications. (Posted: 2015-05-18)