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