A Study of Evaluation of Solar Energy Simulation and Modeling Systems
Z. Er
Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Physics Engineering Department (13b), 34469 Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey
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In the solar energy application, there are several obstacles during the design of projects. The investors are still enforcing with deliberately carrying out the right and feasible project decision. In this point simulation techniques have been emerging their indispensable importance. Thereby the simulation can be used as an adaptive purpose not only during the design process of a plant but also for the existing plants efficacy while determining operational condition of solar system on a daily basis by probabilistic methods due to random characteristics of the meteorological data. This study mainly consists two parts. The first part of this study overarches the review of existing software tools and models which are reachable at the preparation time of this study. Then the reviewed software tools and models were classified briefly in the figures. The second part of the study outlines the developed new code in C# computer programming language for the solar calculations. The results which were obtained framed the developed code, were evaluated with the convenient existing software tools and models for assessment of their correlation and also the results were demonstrated with graphs for their utilization. Consequently the software systems were enlightened that are mostly used in scientific projects including solar software simulation packages and modeling background together with comparison of separate or combined PV software programs by their field of application which would bolster further research studies.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.72
PACS numbers: 07.05.Tp, 07.05.Bx, 07.05.Kf