On the use of Digital Elevation Model to estimate the solar radiation in areas of complex topography

  title={On the use of Digital Elevation Model to estimate the solar radiation in areas of complex topography},
  author={J. Tovar-Pescador and D. Pozo-V{\'a}zquez and J. A. Ruiz-Arias and J. Batlles and Guillaume Lopez and Juan Luis Bosch},
The development that solar energy will have in the next years needs a reliable estimation of available solar energy resources. At local scales, topography is the most important factor in determining the distribution of solar radiation at the surface. Interpolation techniques are usually employed to estimate solar resources where stations are not available, but often their usefulness is limited, especially where topography is an important source of variability that carries the use of very dense… CONTINUE READING
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