Padrões Homogêneos de Insolação no Rio Grande do Norte
Atualmente, vem despontando um crescente incentivo ao uso de fontes de energia limpas, onde os danos ao meio ambiente são minimizados e constitui-se uma forma alternativa e complementar aos procedimentos de geração de energia elétrica usuais. Assim, as fontes de energia renováveis como a solar e a eólica estão, cada vez mais, sendo necessárias, utilizadas e desenvolvidas. A energia solar tem por característica uma elevada variabilidade temporal e essa variabilidade está associada a padrões meteorológicos atuantes.
Visando identificar padrões de variabilidade temporal entre os elementos meteorológicos e os níveis de insolação no estado do Rio Grande do Norte (RN), foi aplicada a análise de agrupamento (AA), com o intuito de promover a identificação e compreensão dos processos físicos envolvidos nas diversas escalas de tempo. Assim, este trabalho procurou determinar a variabilidade sazonal da insolação no RN, utilizando dados diários de insolação coletados em seis estações meteorológicas no período de 2003 a 2012.
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