Influence of clouds and atmospheric aerosols on solar radiations - India and Finland
The project aims to improve information on the behaviour of solar radiation and how it translates into electricity production. The main scientific objectives of the proposed research are 1.Getting a better understanding atmospheric aerosols in India, in particular their wavelength-dependent absorption of solar radiation 2. Develop a method to forecast solar radiation a few hours ahead based on satellite cloud observations; 3. Develop a method to forecast solar radiation a day or two ahead based on an aerosol forecast; 4. Develop a model for the energy output of solar energy plants based on the prevailing or forecasted solar radiation conditions; 5. Assess long-term impacts of aerosols and particulate matter on solar radiation resource potential over India and Finland under various emission scenarios.