Solar power is widely acknowledged to be the fastest-growing energy industry in the world. As technological improvements steadily progress toward the erasure of cost and efficiency barriers, two issues are coming to the forefront of public discourse on solar energy—variability and reliability. Solar-project developers and their financiers are increasingly scrutinizing the accuracy of long-term resource projections; as well, grid operators’ concerns about variable short-term power generation are growing. These issues have made the field of solar forecasting and resource assessment pivotally important, and to date, there has been no comprehensive single text devoted to it. This volume aims to become the authoritative work on solar forecasting ...

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