Mario Araoz Medina

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We propose an ultra-short-term dynamic interval predictor (DIP) of solar irradiance. Our DIP relies on experimentally observed correlations between the derivative of the solar irradiance and the forecast error in the next time-step. The main originalities of this DIP are (i) its independence from the method used for the point forecast of solar irradiance,(More)
A prototype concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) module was designed and constructed with a low concentrating dielectric compound parabolic concentrator (DiACPC) for outdoor characterisation. The designed concentrator has acceptance half angles of 0 & 55 with a concentration ratio of 2.8. This concentrator design is suitable for building facade integration in(More)
This paper reports on the thermal characterization, via the thermal conductivity, of natural materials, such as mulch and lava rock and their usefulness as building insulation. Experiments were carried out using a scale one monitored wall (i.e. heat flux and temperature sensors) exposed to a heating source on one side and to an air conditioned space on the(More)
The aim of this paper is to present the experimental results of a specific vegetated complex partition (VCP) and discuss the conclusions found from an interesting study case in Hong Kong, especially the presence of a strong upward heat flux in winter. The experimented VCP configuration have never been tested in Reunion Island. It is located on a small scale(More)
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