SELECTING PREFERRED SITES FOR A SOLAR POWER STATION USING SOLAR/CLIMATIC DATA

by HONEYWELL INC.,

Technical Report, 1973

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CSP Unique ID 190682033

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Electronic Resource

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Publication

1117; Report; October 1973.

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Library's review

ABSTRACT:
The principal objectives of this task were to:
• Collect solar energy data pertinent to the continental u. s.
• Calculate the direct normal radiation from available total
(direct + diffuse) radiation measurements using the method of Liu and Jordan; and draw contours of equal direct
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radiation intensity.
• Identify, from the radiation maps, geographic regions receiving the highest radiation at the surface.
• Collect and analyze climatic data applicable to the identified regions.
• Recommend, based on both solar energy and climatic criteria, one or two of these regions as the best general location(s) for a solar power plant. (A specific site will be selected in Task
1. 2 using as a basis the non-solar site selection criteria developed in Task 1. 1. 2. )
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