Articles | Volume 16, issue 20
Research article
27 Oct 2023
Research article |  | 27 Oct 2023

Irradiance and cloud optical properties from solar photovoltaic systems

James Barry, Stefanie Meilinger, Klaus Pfeilsticker, Anna Herman-Czezuch, Nicola Kimiaie, Christopher Schirrmeister, Rone Yousif, Tina Buchmann, Johannes Grabenstein, Hartwig Deneke, Jonas Witthuhn, Claudia Emde, Felix Gödde, Bernhard Mayer, Leonhard Scheck, Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt, Philipp Hofbauer, and Matthias Struck


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-335', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 May 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', James Barry, 03 Jul 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-335', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 May 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', James Barry, 03 Jul 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by James Barry on behalf of the Authors (10 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Aug 2023) by Marloes Penning de Vries
AR by James Barry on behalf of the Authors (11 Sep 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Measured power data from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems contain information about the state of the atmosphere. In this work, power data from PV systems in the Allgäu region in Germany were used to determine the solar irradiance at each location, using state-of-the-art simulation and modelling. The results were validated using concurrent measurements of the incoming solar radiation in each case. If applied on a wider scale, this algorithm could help improve weather and climate models.