EME 810
Solar Resource Assessment and Economics

4.8 Discussion Activity


We have just read about Typical Meteorological Years (TMY) as simulation inputs in beginning project assessment. I want you to consider the positive and negative attributes of TMY data sets in terms of project design and then in terms of project operation and management. Post your answers to the following questions and then let's have a discussion about them.

Leading questions: 

  • What is the advantage in using TMY data in project development?
  • Why do we only have "one year" of mosaicked data?
  • What are the cautions in using TMY data?

This discussion will take place in the Lesson 3 Discussion Activity Forum in Canvas.

Grading Criteria

Discussions will be graded on the quality of your post and the thoughtful contributions you make to your classmates' posts. Please see the Discussion Expectations and Rubric under Orientation/Resources.

Deadline: please see the course calendar for specific due dates.