Articles | Volume 16, issue 12
Research article
29 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 29 Jun 2023

Validation of a camera-based intra-hour irradiance nowcasting model using synthetic cloud data

Philipp Gregor, Tobias Zinner, Fabian Jakub, and Bernhard Mayer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2023-26', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Mar 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Philipp Gregor, 17 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2023-26', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Mar 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Philipp Gregor, 17 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Philipp Gregor on behalf of the Authors (17 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (24 May 2023) by Sebastian Schmidt
AR by Philipp Gregor on behalf of the Authors (30 May 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This work introduces MACIN, a model for short-term forecasting of direct irradiance for solar energy applications. MACIN exploits cloud images of multiple cameras to predict irradiance. The model is applied to artificial images of clouds from a weather model. The artificial cloud data allow for a more in-depth evaluation and attribution of errors compared with real data. Good performance of derived cloud information and significant forecast improvements over a baseline forecast were found.