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Interpolation Methods for Obtaining Maps on Solar Radiation for Colombian Geographical Conditions
A. Aldana, D.J. Rodriguez Patarroyo, O. Simbaqueva
Solar Energy, Interpolation Methods, Radiation Maps, Colombian Energy Resource
Operation, Performance, Reliability and Sustainability of Photovoltaics
Subtopic: Solar Resource and Forecasting
Event: 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 5CV.3.40
2374 - 2376
ISBN: 3-936338-41-8
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-5CV.3.40
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Document(s): paper, poster


The study of solar radiation has many purposes not only in the field of meteorology but in the development and implementation of new technologies to contribute to a sustainable economy. For the design, implementation and management of any applications that make use of solar energy, it is necessary to know and to characterize the energy resource. One way is through solar radiation values obtained from the meteorological observation networks to reconstruct information about the solar energy potential. Climatic and atmospheric factors as well as the geographic position of Colombia, are affecting the availability of solar resources. For this reason, in this work the solar energy potential of the Colombian territory is quantified through the development of an atlas of global solar radiation, based on data collected from stations of the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) and under the time series between 2002 and 2013 on average.