Methods to provide meteorological forecasts for optimum CSP system operations

M. Schroedter-Homscheidt*; S. Wilbert    * German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany German Aerospace Center (DLR), Almería, Spain


Having seen that meteorological forecasts of DNI may help in performance assessment in CSP systems, this chapter provides an overview on DNI forecast options. Nowcasting for the upcoming few hours and forecasting for the upcoming days is treated separately. The chapter provides an introduction in meteorological basics and terminology being useful for the reader when ordering forecasts from operational meteorological centers or meteorological service providers. After that the technologies based on numerical weather ...

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