Determining the Warming Effect Induced by Photovoltaic Power Plants in neighboring Region Using an Analytical Model

해석학적 모델을 이용한 태양광 발전소 주변 지역의 기온 상승 추정 연구

  • 김해동 (계명대학교 지구환경학과) ;
  • 허경춘 (신태양발전소(주)) ;
  • 김지혜 (계명대학교 지구환경학과)
  • Received : 2017.09.26
  • Accepted : 2017.11.01
  • Published : 2018.03.31


We studied the warming effect induced by Photovoltaic(PV) power plants in rural areas during summer daytime using a simple analytical urban meteorological model. This analysis was based on observed meteorological elements and the capacity of the PV power plant was 10 MWp. The major axis length of the PV power plant was assumed to be 1km. Data of the necessary meteorological elements were obtained from a special meteorological observation campaign established for a over a PV power plant. We assumed that the wind flowed along the major axis of the PV power plant(1 km). As a result, the air temperature on the downwind side of the PV power plant was estimated to invrease by about $0.47^{\circ}C$.


Photo-Volatic power;Warming effect;Analytic urban meteorological model


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