Field-scale Computational Fluid Dynamics applied to wind velocity profiles of photovoltaic plant: Case of the QEERI solar test facility, Doha, Qatar

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Abstract

The scale of a photovoltaics (PVs) field exists between the regional scale and the scale of the air flow on a single PV panel. Field-scaled wind conditions are defined and used in the current study. They are designed after the case of QEERI solar test facility in Doha, Qatar, using a modeling approach based on Computational Fluid Dynamics. The modeling and simulation of such standardized 'wind' conditions are defined using on-field wind data collected at 2 m and 5 m. The statistics behind the experimental wind measurements are then used to calibrate the air velocity and the atmospheric boundary layer turbulence conditions for the proposed field model. The main purpose of the approach is to characterize general wind speed profiles expected in the PV arrays' vicinity, due to district buildings. Particularly, further studies can proceed with heat analyses and investigating the air flow influenced by the PV arrays and modules within the field itself. Due to the temperature effect that impacts the PV modules' performance, such approach can help predict PV plants performance under similar harsh weather conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages613-618
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509057139
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2017
Event2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016 - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 14 Nov 201617 Nov 2016

Other

Other2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016
CountryMorocco
CityMarrakech
Period14/11/1617/11/16

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Test facilities
Computational fluid dynamics
Air
Atmospheric boundary layer
Thermal effects
Turbulence
Statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Barth, N., Figgis, B., Ennaoui, A., & Ahzi, S. (2017). Field-scale Computational Fluid Dynamics applied to wind velocity profiles of photovoltaic plant: Case of the QEERI solar test facility, Doha, Qatar. In Proceedings of 2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016 (pp. 613-618). [7983924] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRSEC.2016.7983924

Field-scale Computational Fluid Dynamics applied to wind velocity profiles of photovoltaic plant : Case of the QEERI solar test facility, Doha, Qatar. / Barth, Nicolas; Figgis, Benjamin; Ennaoui, Ahmed; Ahzi, Said.

Proceedings of 2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 613-618 7983924.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Barth, N, Figgis, B, Ennaoui, A & Ahzi, S 2017, Field-scale Computational Fluid Dynamics applied to wind velocity profiles of photovoltaic plant: Case of the QEERI solar test facility, Doha, Qatar. in Proceedings of 2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016., 7983924, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 613-618, 2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016, Marrakech, Morocco, 14/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRSEC.2016.7983924
Barth N, Figgis B, Ennaoui A, Ahzi S. Field-scale Computational Fluid Dynamics applied to wind velocity profiles of photovoltaic plant: Case of the QEERI solar test facility, Doha, Qatar. In Proceedings of 2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 613-618. 7983924 https://doi.org/10.1109/IRSEC.2016.7983924
Barth, Nicolas ; Figgis, Benjamin ; Ennaoui, Ahmed ; Ahzi, Said. / Field-scale Computational Fluid Dynamics applied to wind velocity profiles of photovoltaic plant : Case of the QEERI solar test facility, Doha, Qatar. Proceedings of 2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 613-618
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