Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6365–6379, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6365-2016

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6365–6379, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6365-2016

Research article 25 May 2016

Research article | 25 May 2016

Local short-term variability in solar irradiance

Gerald M. Lohmann et al.

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Increasing numbers of photovoltaic (PV) power systems call for the characterization of irradiance variability with very high spatiotemporal resolution. We use 1 Hz irradiance data recorded by as many as 99 pyranometers and show mixed sky conditions to differ substantially from clear and overcast skies. For example, the probabilities of strong fluctuations and their respective spatial autocorrelation structures are appreciably distinct under mixed conditions.
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