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dc.contributor.authorGRACIA AMILLO ANAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHULD Thomasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMUELLER Richarden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T05:42:43Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-26en_GB
dc.date.available2015-05-28T05:42:43Z-
dc.date.created2014-11-13en_GB
dc.date.issued2014en_GB
dc.date.submitted2014-05-26en_GB
dc.identifier.citationREMOTE SENSING vol. 6 no. 9 p. 8165-8189en_GB
dc.identifier.issn2072-4292en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/6/9/8165en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC90354-
dc.description.abstractWe present a new database of solar radiation at ground level for Eastern Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia, estimated using satellite images from the Meteosat East geostationary satellites. The method presented calculates global horizontal (G) and direct normal irradiance (DNI) at hourly intervals, using the full Meteosat archive from 1998 to present. Validation of the estimated global horizontal and direct normal irradiance values has been performed by comparison with high-quality ground station measurements. Due to the low number of ground measurements in the viewing area of the Meteosat Eastern satellites, the validation of the calculation method has been extended by a comparison of the estimated values derived from the same class of satellites but positioned at 0ºE, where more ground stations are available. Results show a low overall mean bias deviation (MBD) of +1.63W/m-2 or +0.73\% for global horizontal irradiance. The mean absolute bias of the individual station MBD is 2.36\%, while the root mean square deviation of the individual MBD values is 3.18\%. For direct normal irradiance the corresponding values are overall MBD of +0.62W/m-2 or +0.62\%, while the mean absolute bias of the individual station MBD is 5.03\% and the root mean square deviation of the individual MBD values is 6.24\%. The resulting database of hourly solar radiation values will be made freely available. These data will also be integrated into the PVGIS web application to allow users to estimate the energy output of photovoltaic (PV) systems not only in Europe and Africa, but now also in Asia.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.F.7-Renewables and Energy Efficiencyen_GB
dc.format.mediumOnlineen_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC90354en_GB
dc.titleA New Database of Global and Direct Solar Radiation Using the Eastern Meteosat Satellite, Models and Validationen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/rs6098165en_GB
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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