Qatar dynamic solar atlas and solar resource assessment

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Abstract

Solar resource assessment is key preliminary to any successful solar energy production project. This study presents the solar resource assessment and mapping efforts that are currently being carried out at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) in Qatar, to create a dynamic solar atlas for Qatar, showing solar irradiation, across the country, every 15 minutes. These data are essential for the successful harnessing and utilization of solar energy. Rigorous analysis of solar irradiation components measured through ground monitoring stations combined with data derived from satellite imagery has made it possible to generate the dynamic atlas. The developed maps will help identify areas and locations with high solar energy generation potentials. Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI), Diffused Horizontal Irradiation (DHI) and Global Horizontal Irradiation (GHI) will be calculated from the satellite images and calibrated and validated with their corresponding ground measured values. The time series of these valuable maps will enable solar energy short-term forecasting and will contribute to the successful operation of solar energy production facilities in the country. The generated datasets will be available through a solar geo-portal on the World Wide Web.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISES Solar World Congress 2015, Conference Proceedings
PublisherInternational Solar Energy Society
Pages185-199
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783981465952
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Solar Energy Society, ISES Solar World Congress 2015, SWC 2015 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 8 Nov 201512 Nov 2015

Other

OtherInternational Solar Energy Society, ISES Solar World Congress 2015, SWC 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period8/11/1512/11/15

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Solar energy
Irradiation
Satellite imagery
Time series
Satellites
Monitoring

Keywords

  • And solar forecasting
  • Heliosat
  • Meteosat msg
  • Network optimization
  • Neural network
  • Solar atlas
  • Solar irradiation
  • Solar modeling
  • Solar monitoring stations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Mohieldeen, Y., Martin Pomare Pomares, L., Astudillo, D., Bachour, D., & Wahadj, S. (2015). Qatar dynamic solar atlas and solar resource assessment. In ISES Solar World Congress 2015, Conference Proceedings (pp. 185-199). International Solar Energy Society. https://doi.org/10.18086/swc.2015.07.07

Qatar dynamic solar atlas and solar resource assessment. / Mohieldeen, Yasir; Martin Pomare Pomares, Luis; Astudillo, Daniel; Bachour, Dunia; Wahadj, Saiyed.

ISES Solar World Congress 2015, Conference Proceedings. International Solar Energy Society, 2015. p. 185-199.

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

Mohieldeen, Y, Martin Pomare Pomares, L, Astudillo, D, Bachour, D & Wahadj, S 2015, Qatar dynamic solar atlas and solar resource assessment. in ISES Solar World Congress 2015, Conference Proceedings. International Solar Energy Society, pp. 185-199, International Solar Energy Society, ISES Solar World Congress 2015, SWC 2015, Daegu, Korea, Republic of, 8/11/15. https://doi.org/10.18086/swc.2015.07.07
Mohieldeen Y, Martin Pomare Pomares L, Astudillo D, Bachour D, Wahadj S. Qatar dynamic solar atlas and solar resource assessment. In ISES Solar World Congress 2015, Conference Proceedings. International Solar Energy Society. 2015. p. 185-199 https://doi.org/10.18086/swc.2015.07.07
Mohieldeen, Yasir ; Martin Pomare Pomares, Luis ; Astudillo, Daniel ; Bachour, Dunia ; Wahadj, Saiyed. / Qatar dynamic solar atlas and solar resource assessment. ISES Solar World Congress 2015, Conference Proceedings. International Solar Energy Society, 2015. pp. 185-199
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