A new typical meteorological year (TMY2s) data set has been derived from the 1961–1990 National Solar Radiation Data Base (NSRDB). This paper compares PV and wind energy system simulation results using new TMY2s data with results using the original TMY data set. PV and aerogenerator simulations are compared in seven different climatic regions of the United States. Results indicate that PV simulations using TMY2s data provide higher energy values for cloudy regions where the clearness index is low and lower energy values for sunnier climates. TMY2s wind simulations produce lower energy predictions in nearly all cases tested.
Comparison of and Discrepancies Between TMY and TMY2S Predictions for Simple Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Simulations
Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the ASME Solar Energy Division, Aug. 1999; final revision, Nov. 2000. Associate Editor: G. Vliet.
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Massie, D. D., and Kreider, J. F. (November 1, 2000). "Comparison of and Discrepancies Between TMY and TMY2S Predictions for Simple Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Simulations ." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2001; 123(1): 6–9. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1345843
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