Dissemination & Outreach Activities

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Nouri, Bijan et al. (2017). “Nowcasting of DNI Maps for the Solar Field Based on Voxel Carving and Individual 3D Cloud Objects from All Sky Images.” SolarPACES 2017, Santiago, Chile, September 26-29, 2017.

Schroedter-Homscheidt, Marion et al. (2017). “Satellite-based DNI nowcasting based on a sectoral atmospheric motion approach.” SolarPACES 2017, Santiago, Chile, September 26-29, 2017.

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al.  (2016). “The enhancement of solar irradiance due to the presence of clouds at Patras, Greece.” 13th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 19-21, 2016.

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al.  (2016). “All-sky imager: a new instrument for the estimation pf solar irradiance, cloudiness and aerosol optical properties.” 13th International Conference on  Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 19-21, 2016.

Schroedter-Homscheidt, Marion (2016). “Classifying 1 minute temporal variability in global and direct normal irradiances within each hour from ground-based measurements.” 16th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Trieste, Italy, September 12-16, 2016. 

Körnich, Heiner (2016). “Short-range NWP for Direct Normal Irradiance by Utilizing Meteosat Second Generation Data.” 16th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Trieste, Italy, September 12-16, 2016.

Blanc, Philippe (2016). “Fish-eye camera: a new meteorological instrument of high potential for meteorology and energy.” 16th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Trieste, Italy, September 12-16, 2016.

Körnich, Heiner (2016). “Short-range NWP for Direct Normal Irradiance by Utilizing Meteosat Second Generation Data.” Nordic Meteorological Meeting 2016, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, August 22-14, 2016.

Schroedter-Homscheidt, Marion (2016). “Classifying 1 minute temporal variability in global and direct normal irradiances within each hour from ground-based measurements.” EU PVSEC 2016, Munich, Germany, June 20-24, 2016.

Müller, Stefan and Remund, Jan (2016). “Shortest Term Forecasting of DNI for Concentrated Solar Technologies.” EU PVSEC 2016, Munich, Germany, June 20-24, 2016.

Bugliaro, Luca (2016). “Nowcasting of Circumsolar Radiation.” Fachtagung Energiemeteorologie, Beremerhaven, Germany, April 20-22, 2016.

Sirch, Tobias (2016). “Kombination von Satelliten und Wolkenkameras für das Nowcasting von Direktnormalstrahlung.” Fachtagung Energiemeteorologie, Beremerhaven, Germany, April 20-22, 2016

Lindskog, Magnus (2016). “Data assimilation for improving short-range DNI forecasting.” Joint 26th ALADIN Workshop & HIRLAM All Staff Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, April 4-8, 2016.

Schroedter-Homscheidt, Marion et al (2015). “Verification of Sectoral Cloud Motion Based Direct Normal Irradiance Nowcasting from Satellite Imagery,” SolarPACES 2015 Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, October 13-16, 2015.

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al. (2015). “Challenges in solar resource and forecasting.” IEA SHC Task 46 “Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting” 7th Task Experts Meeting and New Task Definition Workshop, Bern, Switzerland, September 22-24, 2015.

Hanrieder, Natalie (2015). “Cloud shadow maps from whole sky imagers and voxel carving.” ICEM Conference, Boulder, USA, June 22-26, 2015.

Elbern, Hendrik (2015). “Assimilation-based aerosol forecasting at dust sites with a chemical transport model,” ICEM conference, Boulder, USA, June 22-26, 2015.

Sirch, Tobias (2015). “Ideal Exploitation of the Temporal and Spatial Resolution of SEVIRI for the Nowcasting of Clouds.” European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria,  April 12-17, 2015.

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al. (2015). “Estimation of aerosol optical properties from all-sky imagers.” European Geosciences General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015.

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al. (2014). “Solar resource and forecasting.” 10th Greek National Conference for Renewable Energy Sources, Thessaloniki, Greece, Aristotle University of Thessaoniki, Thessaloniki, November 26-28, 2014.

Landelius, Tomas (2014). “Modeling and mapping of solar radiation.” Swedish Conference for Meteorological Methods (Solforum) 2014, Linköping, Sweden, October 22, 2014.

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al. (2014). “Induced uncertainties in direct normal irradiance calculations under cloud-free conditions due to aerosol optical depth from MACC re-analysis data.” 14th EMS Annual Meeting & 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Prague, the Czech Republic, October 6-10, 2014.

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al. (2014). “Development of a neural network model of cloudiness forecasting for solar energy purposes in Greece.” 14th EMS Annual Meeting & 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Prague, the Czech Republic, October 6-10, 2014.

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al. (2014). “Analysis of results from the COST ES1002 DNI inter-comparison based on cloud detection from all-sky cameras.” 14th EMS Annual Meeting & 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Prague, the Czech Republic, October 6-10, 2014.

Zarzalejo F. Luis (2014). “Validation of the procedure for generation of representative solar radiation series (ASR) for simulation of CSP plants.” XI Congreso Iberoamericano y XXXVIII Semana Nacional de Energía Solar Querétaro, Mexico, October 6-10, 2014.

Zarzalejo F. Luis (2014). “Methodologies for the estimation of photovoltaic potential at the national level.” XI Congreso Iberoamericano y XXXVIII Semana Nacional de Energía Solar Querétaro, Mexico, October 6-10, 2014.

Zarzalejo F. Luis (2014). “METAS, Meteorological Station for Solar Technologies.” XI Congreso Iberoamericano y XXXVIII Semana Nacional de Energía Solar Querétaro, Mexico, October 6-10, 2014.

Zarzalejo F. Luis (2014). “ARES, Access to Solar Station Network.” XI Congreso Iberoamericano y XXXVIII Semana Nacional de Energía Solar Querétaro, Mexico, October 6-10, 2014.

Zarzalejo F. Luis (2014). “Estimating the components of solar radiation at the earth’s surface from the visible channel of any geostationary satellite.” XI Congreso Iberoamericano y XXXVIII Semana Nacional de Energía Solar Querétaro, Mexico, October 6-10, 2014.

Killious, Niels (2014). “The current effort of DLR to use synergistically Numerical Weather Prediction Models and earth observation data to retrieve the vertical coordinates of clouds.” Sky camera workshop, Patras, Greece, June 24-25, 2014. 

Tzoumanikas, Panagiotis (2014). “An upgraded algorithm for cloud detection and classification with the use of whole-sky images.” Sky camera workshop, Patras, Greece, June 24-25, 2014. 

Viulleumier, Laurent (2014). “All-sky cameras at Payerne: cloud cover estimation and comparison with other methods.” Sky camera workshop, Patras, Greece, June 24-25, 2014. 

Wacker, Stefan (2014). “Cloud observations in Switzerland using hemispherical sky cameras.” Sky camera workshop, Patras, Greece, June 24-25, 2014. 

Kotti, Maria-Christina (2014). “Analysis of results from the COST ES1002 Direct Normal Irradiance intercomparison based on cloud detection from all sky cameras.” Sky camera workshop, Patras, Greece, June 24-25, 2014. 

Blanc, Philippe (2014). “The first results from the 3D motion reconstruction of clouds with a pair of fisheye cameras.” Sky camera workshop, Patras, Greece, June 24-25, 2014.

Wilbert, Stefan and Blanc, Philippe (2014). “Circumsolar radiation measurements within DNICast.” IEA SHC Task 46, Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting, 5th Task Experts Meeting, University of La Reunion- PIMENT Laboratory –St. Pierre - Reunion Island, April 15-16, 2014.

Vuilleumier, Laurent et al. (2014). “Performance Evaluation of Radiation Sensors for the Solar Energy Sector.” MACC–II Open Science Conference, Brussels, Belgium, January 27-30, 2014. 

Wilbert, Stefan (2013). “DNICast – presentation of the project overview.” COST WIRE Action ES1002, “Weather Intelligence for Renewable Energies WIRE” Status Workshop, Budapest, Bulgaria, October 10, 2013.

Wilbert, Stefan (2013). “DNICast – presentation of the project overview.” IEA SHC Task 46, “Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting,” 4th Task Experts Meeting, Oldenburg, Germany, October 7-8, 2013.


POSTERS

Dersch, Juergen (2017). “Impact of DNI Nowcasting on Annual Revenues of CSP plants.” SolarPACES 2017, Santiago, Chile, September 26-29, 2017.

Kazantzidis, Andreas (2017). “Cloud Classification in All-Sky Images Using Residual Encoding of Local Descriptors.” 4th International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM), Bari, Italy, June 27-29, 2017.

Vuilleumier, Laurent et al. (2016). “Evaluation of Rotating Shadowband Irradiometer accuracy,” SolarPACES Conference 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 11-14, 2016.

Klüser, Lars et al. (2016). “A continuous gap-free satellite-derived desert dust aerosol dataset for solar energy nowcasting purposes.” SolarPACES Conference 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 11-14, 2016.

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al. (2016) “Evaluation of enhancement events of solar irradiance due to the presence of clouds at Patras (Eastern Mediterranean).” SolarPACES Conference 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 11-14, 2016.

Bugliaro, Luca et al. (2016). “Derivation and forecast of circumsolar radiation from whole-sky cameras and satellite sensors.” SolarPACES Conference 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 11-14, 2016.

Körnich, Heiner et al. (2016). “Short-range DNI forecasting by utilizing Meteosat Second Generation data for initializing Numerical Weather Prediction.” SolarPACES Conference 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 11-14, 2016.

Kuhn, Pascal et al. (2016). “Validation of Spatially Resolved All Sky Imager Derived DNI Nowcasts.” SolarPACES Conference 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 11-14, 2016.

Kazantzidis, Andreas (2016). “Aerosol optical properties retrieval from surface radiation measurements.” 13th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 19-21, 2016.

Kazantzidis, Andreas (2016). “The effect of clouds on surface solar irradiance from an all-sky camera.” 13th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 19-21, 2016.

Kazantzidis, Andreas (2016). “On the atmospheric water vapour effect on direct normal irradiance under clear skies.” 13th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 19-21, 2016.

Wilbert, Stefan et al. (2015). “Towards the Definition of Requirements for Direct Normal Irradiance Nowcasting Systems.” SolarPACES 2015 Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, October 13-16, 2015.

Schüler, David et al. (2015). “The enerMENA Meteorological Network – Solar Radiation Measurements in the MENA Region.” SolarPACES 2015 Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, October 13-16, 2015.

Zarzalejo F. Luis (2014). “Meteorological station for solar technologies (METAS).” 13th BSRN Scientific Review and Workshop, September 9-12, 2014.

Zarzalejo F. Luis (2014). “ARES Initiative - Solar Access Network Stations.” 13th BSRN Scientific Review and Workshop, September 9-12, 2014.

Wilbert, Stefan (2014). “DNI nowcasting for the optimized operation of CSP plants.” German Congress on Solar thermal energy (Sonnenkolloquium), Konferenzsaal, Germany, DLR, DLR ISF, June 5, 2014.

Sirch, Tobias (2014). “Nowcasting of cloud cover with MSG.” European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 27-May 2, 2014.


ARTICLES IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

Sirch, Tobias et al. (2017). “Cloud and DNI nowcasting with MSG/SEVIRI for the optimized operation of concentrating solar power plants.” Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10, February 2017, pp. 409-429, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-409-2017

Kuhn, Pascal et al. (2017). “Validation of an all-sky imager based nowcasting system for industrial PV plants.” Progress in Photovoltaics, November 2017, pp.1-14, https://doi.org/10.1002/pip.2968

Kuhn, Pascal et al. (2017). “Shadow camera system for the generation of solar irradiance maps.” Solar Energy, Vol. 157, 15 November 2017, pp. 157-170, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2017.05.074

Vuilleumier, Laurent et al (2017). “Performance Evaluation of Radiation Sensors for the Solar Energy Sector.”  Meteorologische Zeitschrift, September 2017, pp.1-20, https://dx.doi.org/10.1127/metz/2017/0836

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al. (2017). “New challenges in solar energy resource and forecasting in Greece.” International Journal of Sustainable Energy, January 2017, pp. 1-8, https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14786451.2017.1280495

Tzoumanikas, Panagiotis et al. (2016). “The effect of clouds on surface solar irradiance, based on data from an all-sky imaging system.” Renewable Energy, Vol. 95, September 2016, pp. 314-322, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2016.04.026

Zempila, Melina-Maria et al. (2016). “Evaluation of WRF shortwave radiation paramterizations in predicting Global Horizontal Irradiance in Greece.” Renewable Energy, Vol. 86, February 2016, pp. 831-840, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2015.08.057

Schepanski, Kerstin et al. (2015). “Spatial and temporal correlation length as a measure for the stationarity of atmospheric dust aerosol distribution.” Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 122, December 2015, pp 10-21, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.09.034

Vignola, Frank et al. (2016). “Effects of changing spectral radiation distribution on the performance of photodiode pyranometers.” Solar Energy, No 129, February 2016, pp.224-235, https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2016.01.047

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al. (2015). “Retrieval of surface solar irradiance, based on satellite-derived cloud information, in Greece.” Energy Journal, Vol.90, Part 1, October 2015, pp. 776-783, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.07.103

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al. (2015). “Cloud observations in Switzerland using hemispherical sky cameras.” Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 120, Issue 2, January 2015, pp. 695–707, https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JD022643

BOOK CHAPTER

Kazantzidis, Andreas et al. (2017). “Short-term forecasting based on all-sky cameras,” in Georges Kariniotakis, eds., Renewable Energy Forecasting: From Models to Applications. Woodhead Publishing/Elsevier, pp. 153-177.

INFORMATIVE PAPERS

DNICast aims to improve irradiance forecasting, CSP Today, April 11th, 2014. The article can be accessed through the following link: http://analysis.newenergyupdate.com/csp-today/markets/dnicast-aims-improve-irradiance-forecasting

The importance of reliable irradiance nowcasting for CST plant output improvement: DNICast Approach, OME's bi-annual magazine 14th issue, July 2016. The article can be accessed through the following link: http://www.ome.org/publications/gem-14-september-2016/

DNICast End-User Workshop organized back-to-back with Intersolar, HELIOSCSP, August 2017. The article can be accessed through the following link: http://helioscsp.com/dnicast-end-user-workshop-organized-back-to-back-with-intersolar/