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Developing a spatially and temporally explicit solar resource dataset for Great Britain

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Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Journal of Engineering
Early online date2 Jul 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Jul 2019


Existing dispatch and infrastructure investment tools for modelling the Scottish energy system do not currently include solar photovoltaic (PV) resource. This paper describes the development of three spatially and temporally explicit solar resource datasets for use in these models, for domestic, commercial roof-mounted and ground-mounted arrays. They include the whole of Great Britain and are based on empirical weather data for 2000 - 2015. They are expected to be a valuable resource for energy system modelling in Great Britain.

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  • Power system control, Renewable energy sources, Energy systems

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