Effect of Clouds on Solar Irradiance - Results

Reports:

     1.   Scientific report phase 2014 - Romania

     2.   Scientific report phase 2015 - Romania


          Final scientific report - EN

          Final scientific report - RO


The results were disseminated by participating in 4 international conferences and publishing 1 article:
1.    Tapakis, R., Charalambides, A.G., Moldovan, M.D., Burduhos, B.G., Cloudy sky irradiance model using sky images, 14th World Renewable Energy Congress 2015 (http://www.wrec.ro), Bucharest, Romania, paper number S10_13, (paper accepted in Journal of Physics: Conference Series).
2.    Burduhos, B.G., Moldovan, M.D., Neagoe, M., Bizu, A.M., Tapakis, R., Charalambides, A.G., Novel solar irradiance prediction model adjusted based on infield data, 14th World Renewable Energy Congress 2015 (http://www.wrec.ro), Bucharest, Romania, paper number S10_12.
3.    Tapakis, R., Charalambides, A.G., Moldovan, M.D., Burduhos, B.G., A multi-dimensional criteria algorithm for cloud detection in the circumsolar area, 3rd International Conference Energy & Meteorology 2015 (http://icem2015.org), Boulder, Colorado, USA.
4.    Tapakis, R., Charalambides, A.G., Moldovan, M.D., Burduhos, B.G., Effect of clouds inside the circumsolar area, ISES Solar World Congress SWC 2015 (http://www.swc2015.org), Daegu, Korea, paper number ABS-T02-T01-0251.

The project idea was promoted in the European CleanLaunchPad competition, Cyprus-Greece finals (http://cleanlaunchpad.eu/events/final-cyprus-greece), held in Nicossia on 17/10/2014, in order to identify opportunities for exploitation the project results.

The objectives, used infrastructure and the results of the project were disseminated by members of both teams to students from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Cyprus University of Technology by organizing two seminars on the 22/10/2014 and 28/09/2015.

 



The expected scientific and technological results of the project were:

     1.    Investigation of the influence of cloudiness to the components of solar irradiance.

     2.    Development of a novel algorithm to compute the components of irradiance under cloudy conditions. Testing of the developed model based on measurements from two the sites.

     3.    Correlate the values of UV irradiance to cloudiness for two tourist destinations in Europe.

     4.    Possible correlation of the computations to solar energy applications such as PV Parks, BMS etc. and possible synergies based on the results of the model to other scientific fields in medicine, biology, aquamarine and agriculture.