Incorporating Shading Losses in Solar Photovoltaic Potential Assessment at the Municipal Scale

@article{Nguyen2012IncorporatingSL,
  title={Incorporating Shading Losses in Solar Photovoltaic Potential Assessment at the Municipal Scale},
  author={Ha T. Nguyen and Joshua M. Pearce},
  journal={Sustainable Technology eJournal},
  year={2012}
}
Recently several algorithms have been developed to calculate the solar photovoltaic (PV) potential on the basis of 2.5D raster data that can capture urban morphology. This study provides a new algorithm that (i) incorporates both terrain and near surface shadowing effects on the beam component; (ii) scales down the diffuse components of global irradiation; and (iii) utilizes free and open source GRASS and the module r.sun in modeling irradiation. This algorithm is semi-automatic and easy to… Expand
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