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      Climate Change Impact on Photovoltaic Energy Output: The Case of Greece

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      Advances in Meteorology
      Hindawi Limited

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          Solar power is the third major renewable energy, constituting an increasingly important component of global future—low carbon—energy portfolio. Accurate climate information is essential for the conditions of solar energy production, maximization, and stable regulation and planning. Climate change impacts on energy output projections are thus of crucial importance. In this study the effect of projected changes in irradiance and temperature on the performance of photovoltaic systems in Greece is examined. Climate projections were obtained from 5 regional climate models (RCMs) under the A1B emissions scenario, for two future periods. The RCM data present systematic errors against observed values, resulting in the need of bias adjustment. The projected change in photovoltaic energy output was then estimated, considering changes in temperature and insolation. The spatiotemporal analysis indicates significant increase in mean annual temperature (up to 3.5°C) and mean total radiation (up to 5 W/m 2) by 2100. The performance of photovoltaic systems exhibits a negative linear dependence on the projected temperature increase which is outweighed by the expected increase of total radiation resulting in an up to 4% increase in energy output.

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                Journal
                Advances in Meteorology
                Advances in Meteorology
                Hindawi Limited
                1687-9309
                1687-9317
                2014
                2014
                : 2014
                :
                : 1-11
                Article
                10.1155/2014/264506
                dd451850-1768-4ecb-8a87-80e34a66a9f1
                © 2014

                http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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