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Parabolic Trough Solar Data Publications

This section features publications about parabolic trough technology solar radiation and resource data, models, and software tools by the following topics:

Some of the following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.

Solar Radiation Data

Progress on an Updated National Solar Radiation Data Base for the United States

NREL Conference Paper: (PDF 654 KB)
Event: ISES 2005 Solar World Congress, August 6-12, 2005, Orlando, Florida
Authors: Wilcox, S. et al.

Representative Terrestrial Solar Brightness Profiles

Article Available from: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Authors: Neumann, A.; Witzke, A.; Jones, S.; Schmitt, G.
Publication Date: May 2002.

A New Operational Satellite-to-Irradiance Model

Report Available from: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (PDF 3.4 MB)
Authors: Perez, R.; Ineichen, R.; Moore, K.; Kmiecik, M.; Chain, C.; George, R.; Voignola, F.
Publication Date: April 2002

Solar Radiation Data Manual for Flat-Plate and Concentrating Collectors

Online Manual Available from: NREL Renewable Energy Resource Center