Special Issue "Solar Radiation Forecasting and Photovoltaic Systems Performance Modeling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 23 April 2021.
Interests: solar radiation; atmospheric physics; solar systems modeling; radiative transfer; remote sensing; solar power plants performance
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It is my pleasure to announce this Special Issue of the Energies journal on Solar Radiation Forecasting and Photovoltaic Systems Performance Modeling and to encourage you to contribute to this topic. Reliable meteorological and climatic data are playing a main role as penetration of PV increases. The developments and the interest in solar irradiance forecasting have grown significantly in the last ten years. Different methodologies are being proposed for forecasting solar radiation time series as well as probabilistic forecasting, for different forecasting horizons (short-term or nowcasting to 1–2 days ahead forecasting) and for several applications. The selection of the forecasting technique or modeling approach depends on the forecast horizon and so do the required input data to the model. The link between solar irradiance forecasting and PV modeling is clear, since solar forecast for managing the grid, including storage, is needed for large penetration of PV. The modeling approaches for PV plants can be grouped as parametric and nonparametric modeling. The former makes use of physical equations to estimate energy conversion and the latter is conceived as a black box. This Special Issue is aimed at covering contributions for both methodologies for solar irradiance forecasting, including parametric and probabilistic forecasting, and methods for modeling the performance of PV systems including long-term performance and models for PV power prediction based on irradiance and temperature forecast.
Dr. Jesús Polo
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- solar irradiance forecasting
- PV power forecasting
- parametric and nonparametric PV models
- total sky cameras
- solar forecasting based on satellite imagery
- NWPM solar forecasting
- grid integration
- PV system modeling
- probabilistic forecasting as solar resource
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Design of a Low-Cost Multiplexer for the Study of the Soiling Impact on the PV Panels Performance
Authors: G. López, J. Sarmiento, J. Alonso-Montesinos, A. Marzo, J. Polo, N. Martín-Chivelet, F.J. Batlles, J. Barbero and N. Vela