DWD Solar Energy
The Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) provides monthly maps of the surface solar radiation (global, direct, and diffuse) based on the DWD surface measurements and the operational CM SAF surface radiation data set.
WMO Regional Climate Monitoring RA VI
The WMO RA VI Regional Climate Center (RCC) provides climate monitoring information based on surface and satellite data records. To deliver information on the cloud coverage, the surface solar radiation, the integrated water vapor, and the surface albedo the RCC uses climate data records and operational data from the CM SAF.
Probability of Sunny Days
The likelihood of a certain day in the year being sunny or being part of a sunny period is provided for selected cities worldwide. This information is based on the SARAH and the CLARA climate data records.
Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS), EU-JRC
The PV GIS system of the EU-Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy provides information (maps and climatological time series) of the potential energy yield from photovoltaic systems; the location, size and orientation of the PV system can be selected. This service is based on data from the CM SAF SARAH data record and from the operational surface radiation data set.
Renewables.ninja allows to run simulations of the hourly power output from wind and solar power plants located anywhere in the world. For Europe, the data from the CM SAF SARAH data record is used.
In this presentation Jakub Walawender presents two activities on the spatial prediction of solar UV radiation and sunshine duration using the CM SAF SARAH data record.
Presentation "Data Merging"
African Surface Solar Radiation Climatology
This visualisation showcases the CM SAF SARAH climate data record and shows the average surface solar radiation from 1983 to 2013 of areas in central and southern Africa. The SARAH climate data record provides continental scale coverage at a high spatial resolution allowing the monitoring of local variability.
The Atlas of Solar Resources of Kazakhstan has been created within the frame- work of the Project of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy and United Nations Develop-ment Program "Providing Assistance to the Government of Republic of Kazakhstan to Implement the Green Economy Transition Concept of Republic of Kazakhstan and Institutionalize the Green Bridge Partnership Programme". Among other sources also the CM SAF CLARA-A2 SIS climate data record and the SARAH-E data record are used to provide information on the climatological spatial and temporal variability of surface solar radiation in Kazakhastan.
C3S Monthly Climate Reports
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provides monthly report of the European State of the Climate: http://surfobs.climate.copernicus.eu/surfobs.php. For the documentation of the cloudiness and the surface solar radiation CM SAF data are being used.
EMHIRES dataset – Solar Power Generation
To support the European policymaking process the Joint Research Center (JRC, Petten, NL) has released the European Meteorological derived High resolution RES generation time series for present and future scenarios (EMHIRES) dataset. The solar power generation time series are based on the CM SAF SARAH climate data record, they are freely provided at hourly granularity from 1986 to 2015 and at different spatial aggregation levels. The underlying methods are described in a corresponding report.