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Abstract

This report summarizes the contributiono f the M2 participants from the Republic of Ireland to the Commission of the European Communities Solar Energy R&D Programme. The work was carried out under research contract No. ESA-M-088-EIR. The report describes how an initial version of a common solar system modelling programme, EMGP1, has been implemented and verified using data from national pilot test facilities. These verification studies reveal certain restrictions and limitations in EMGP1 and consequently, a more generalized and flexible program, EMGP2, has been implemented. Using EMGP2, a variety of solar systems have been studied and the accuracy of the model has been assessed. Studies using experimental data have shown that errors in these data are the most probable cause of inaccuracies in some situations. Work on simplified methods for the prediction of monthly or annual system performance has been conducted. This work has resulted in European simplified method that shows better accuracy than existing methods.

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Authors: BOLAND F M, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (IRELAND);FRANK M TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (IRELAND), TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (IRELAND)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9518 EN (1986) MF, 79 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 400, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124125400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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