Nowadays, we are moving forward to more sustainable societies, where a crucial issue consists on reducing footprint and greenhouse emissions. This transition can be achieved by increasing the penetration of distributed renewable energy sources together with a smarter use of energy. To achieve it, new tools are needed to plan the deployment of such renewable systems by modelling variability and uncertainty of their generation profiles. In this paper, we present a distributed software infrastructure for modelling and simulating energy production of Photovoltaic (PV) systems in urban context. In its core, it performs simulations in a spatio-temporal domain exploiting Geographic Information Systems together with meteorological data to estimate Photovoltaic generation profiles in real operating conditions. This solution provides results in real-sky conditions with different time-intervals: i) yearly, ii) monthly and iii) sub-hourly. To evaluate the accuracy of our simulations, we tested the proposed software infrastructure in a real world case study. Finally, experimental results are presented and compared with real energy production data collected from PV systems deployed in the case study area.
GIS-based Software Infrastructure to Model PV Generation in Fine-grained Spatio-temporal Domain / Bottaccioli, Lorenzo; Patti, Edoardo; Macii, Enrico; Acquaviva, Andrea. - In: IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL. - ISSN 1932-8184. - 12:3(2018), pp. 2832-2841.
|Titolo:||GIS-based Software Infrastructure to Model PV Generation in Fine-grained Spatio-temporal Domain|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2017.2726350|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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