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Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment by Jan Kleissl

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Chapter 6

Solar Resource Variability

Richard Perez,    Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, University at Albany

Thomas E. Hoff,    Clean Power Research

Chapter Outline

6.1 Introduction

In this chapter, we focus on the short-term temporal variability of the solar resource caused by weather and passing clouds, corresponding to timescales of seconds to tens of minutes. This type of variability is illustrated in Figure 6.1.

FIGURE 6.1 Global irradiance ...

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