Title: A new solar radiation database for estimating PV performance in Europe and Africa
Authors: HULD ThomasMUELLER RichardGAMBARDELLA ATTILIO
Citation: SOLAR ENERGY vol. 86 no. 6 p. 1803-1815
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC65283
ISSN: 0038-092X
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038092X12001119
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC65283
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2012.03.006
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS) is a web application for the estimation of the performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems in Europe and Africa, which has become widely used by the PV community in Europe. We here present the results of adapting the solar radiation data calculated from satellite data in the Climate Monitoring Satellite Application Facility (CM-SAF) to PVGIS. The CM-SAF solar radiation database is characterized by very low overall bias and shows good accuracy at validation sites. The application to PVGIS brings important improvements relative to the existing solar radiation databases within PVGIS.
JRC Institute:Institute for Energy and Transport

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