Estimation of hourly solar irradiance and its implication on building energy efficiency

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2021

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Title9th Global Conference on Global Warming (GCGW-2021)
LocationVirtual
PlaceCroatia
Period1 - 4 August 2021

Abstract

Over time there has been a growing demand for solar irradiance data, especially for titled or vertical surfaces. Such demands have sprung up from the necessity of using such data for evaluating active systems, determining building heating and cooling loads and designing energy-efficient buildings. Long term measurement is the most effective method for obtaining solar irradiance data, but few measuring stations provide this data. An alternative approach is the development of solar radiation models through the correlation of available meteorological data. Thus, this study presents results from the statistical analysis of modelled hourly solar irradiance in Hong Kong. The implication of the findings on building cooling load and photovoltaic system designs are discussed.

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Estimation of hourly solar irradiance and its implication on building energy efficiency. / Aghimien, Emmanuel; Li, Danny; Tsang, Ernest.

2021. Paper presented at 9th Global Conference on Global Warming (GCGW-2021), Croatia.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)peer-review