Atmospheric Renewable Energy Research, Volume 4: Atmospheric Renewable Energy Field Study Number 2 (ARE2)
Technical Report,31 May 2017,30 Sep 2017
US Army Research Laboratory Adelphi United States
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Harvesting energy from local resources such as the sunlight and integrating these into traditional microgrids is one way to establish tactical power grid independence. Traditional generators have an optimum setting for maximizing fuel economy. Coupling these generators with solar power requires anticipating and exploiting ideal atmospheric contributions that best match the traditional generators optimum operating requirements. This ideal was the goal behind the Atmospheric Renewable Energy Field Study number 2 ARE2. ARE2 has produced a novel and detailed power, solar radiation, and cloudsky documentation data set. The potential services provided by the data set range from basic research seeking to investigate improved understanding of cloud impacts on solar radiation to practical research applications that seek to develop algorithms to empower diagnostic and predictive solar radiation tools tailored specifically for grid power production. This report was written to establish a common starting point for those seeking to use and exploit this data set.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Information Science