High Resolution Measurement Network of Global Horizontal and Tilted Solar Irradiance in Southern Germany with a New Quality Control Scheme
Upscaling techniques are applied to estimate the total power feed-in by PV systems in control areas by grid operators. In order to improve the real-time upscaling of PV power production in the control area of the German transmission system operator TransnetBW we set up a network of 40 solar irradiance measurement stations in southern Germany. The measurement stations consist of a pyranometer, measuring global horizontal irradiance, and three silicon cells oriented east, south, and west with tilt angles of 25°, measuring global tilted irradiance. Irradiance values in minute resolution are transferred in near real-time. In order to ensure a good quality of our data we have developed a new quality control scheme exploiting the sensors with different orientations. Starting with data from September 2020, we will make the quality controlled minute-resolution measurements publicly available on a monthly basis.