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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

An Efficient Method for Assessing the Quality of Large Solar Irradiance Datasets

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R. Claywell, T. Muneer, M. Asif

School of Engineering, Napier University, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, UK

J. Sol. Energy Eng 127(1), 150-152 (Feb 07, 2005) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1767990 History: Received March 01, 2003; Revised April 01, 2004; Online February 07, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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References

Muneer,  T., and Fairooz,  F., 2002, “Quality Control of Solar Radiation and Sunshine Measurements—Lessons Learnt From Processing Worldwide Databases,” Build. Services Eng. Res. Technol., 23, 3, pp. 151–166.

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Quartile-based, standard deviation-based and visual (shaded area) envelopes for Bahrain after filtering
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Quartile-based, standard deviation-based and visual (shaded area) envelopes for Bahrain
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Estimated boundaries of the expected k−kt scatter envelope for Bahrain and UK by visual inspection
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Demonstration of the sources of measurement errors such as complete or partial shade-ring misalignment, accumulation of dust, snow, dew, water-droplets or bird droppings on either global or diffuse irradiance sensor
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k−kt scatter plot for Bahrain. Five-minute averaged data for 28 March 2000–17 January 2003.

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