An analytical study of direct normal irradiaance for concentrated solar energy applications for the mechria region of Algeria
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Keywords:Solar İrradiance, Meteorological Data, Direct Normal İrradiance (DNI), CSP Plant Performance Evaluation, System Advisor Model (SAM)
SUN FLUX calculates solar irradiance on Earth's surface quickly and accurately. Direct solar radiation is critical for concentrated solar power plants, which determine their opening surface size based on reference radiation values. To reduce investment costs, a statistical analysis was performed using direct radiation, meteorological data from NSDRB, and cloud cover statistics to identify optimum ranges for direct solar radiation. CSP plant performance is evaluated and power tower systems are simulated using the SAM software tool.