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1 November 2021
German TVöD 13
Would you like to write your PhD thesis in our Institute of Solar Research at CIEMAT’s Plataforma Solar de Almeria (PSA) developing a solar irradiance forecasting tool based on AI and cameras?
Solar irradiance forecasts for the next minutes ahead can help to operate solar power plants and electricity grids during variable cloud conditions. Such shortest-term forecasts are also called nowcasts. Your objective is to improve the performance of solar irradiance nowcasts derived from local camera observations by means of artificial intelligence. The used ground-based cameras provide images of the sky or the ground. Positions and motion vectors of clouds in the sky or cloud shadows on the ground can be determined from these images. Furthermore, the radiative effect of the clouds is analyzed. Local measurements of radiometers are available for this purpose. Finally, solar irradiance nowcast of the immediate future are determined. Deep learning methods are especially suited for the image processing tasks at hand. Further artificial intelligence methods are of great interest for the evaluation of additional time series data related to the nowcasts.
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We offer the opportunity for continuous education and advanced training possibilities by participation in several courses of DLR’s Graduate Program.
You will be part of a young, diverse and motivated team aiming to build a sustainable future. You will have the possibility to work every day knowing you're doing your best to fix the planet and to fight climate change. The PhD thesis is planned to be finalized in three years.
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Dr. rer. nat. Natalie Hanrieder
Institute of Solar Research
Phone: +49 2203 601-4226
Institute of Solar Research
Phone: +49 2203 601-4160