I need to better understand how the temperature of a surface changes the urban microclimate. The surface in question is a series of solar panels which will be installed and my job is to measure it’s effect on urban heat islands and temperature in general. I can figure out the temperature of the cells using the Solar Panel components, yet don’t know how to map it’s influence in a map. All the results I got show no influence of the panel whatsoever.
Yes. The solar panel surfaces are somewhere over 60°C, while the outdoor temperature is roughly 30°C. I would like to have a thermal map of the heat influence on the surrounding. The image below is an example of how the temperature influences the outside, but in this case it lowers the temperature on the immediate surrounding. My solar panels would do the opposite, meaning it heats instead of cools the nearby surfaces
I’m actually working on something similar now which I started a few year back. You can check the discussion here:
I just got busy with other things and was not able to work on this but I’m starting to look into it again. I’m not sure if this will be able to help you but the lead we have from this discussion is very promising.
I would just like to ask if you already found a solution for this? If not, are you still interested in pursing this study? I could keep you posted with any development that I have if you would like to build on this study too.