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Long-term variability of solar irradiance and its implications for photovoltaic power in West Africa

  • West Africa is one of the least developed regions in the world regarding the energy availability and energy security. Located close to the equator West Africa receives high amounts of global horizontal irradiance (GHI). Thus, solar power and especially photovoltaic (PV) systems seem to be a promising solution to provide electricity with low environmental impact. To plan and to dimension a PV power system climatological data for global horizontal irradiance (GHI) and its variability need to be taken into account. However, ground based measurements of irradiances are not available continuously and cover only a few discrete locations.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Ina Neher, Susanne Crewell, Stefanie Meilinger, Uwe Pfeifroth, Jörg Trentmann
Parent Title (English):EGU General Assembly
Article Number:19283
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2020/05/06
Copyright:© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
EGU General Assembly 2020, Vienna, Austria, 3–8 May 2020
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Ingenieurwissenschaften und Kommunikation
Institut für Technik, Ressourcenschonung und Energieeffizienz (TREE)
Internationales Zentrum für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (IZNE)
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 55 Geowissenschaften, Geologie / 551 Geologie, Hydrologie, Meteorologie
Entry in this database:2020/07/22
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International