Release notes

Recent updates of Solargis database and online applications

27 Dec 2016

climData, FTP and web services data access

Americas - we use daily aerosol data from MERRA-2 database for 1999-2002 and we reanalyzed data for 2015.

Global - we post-processed temperature data using regional correction coefficients - bias reduction and multi-model data homogenization. Algorithm for TMY creation was improved.

15 Nov 2016

Improved aerosol data pre-processing and harmonization. Speed-up in data delivery

We improved aerosol data pre-processing and harmonization for Middle East and eastern Turkey to Pakistan (western border of India) and Kazakhstan.

We also speed-up our data delivery in MTSAT (2006/07-2015/12) and MFG-PRIME (1994-2004) covering Europe, Africa, Eastern Asia, Eastern Pacific, Australia, N. Zealand.

10 Nov 2016

New updates in iMaps and pvPlanner data

Data periods for Eastern Asia, Australia and New Zealand have been extended; with this update, the model used for iMaps and pvPlanner now represents data up to 2015 for all the regions. More updates will follow as soon as new complete years are available.

In addition, the use of daily aerosol data in iMaps and pvPlanner is now implemented for Americas, Hawaii and Western Pacific. The calculation of the optimum angle for Europe, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia has been also improved.

29 Sep 2016

Regular data delivery on daily basis available for New Zealand

Updates of Solargis recent data can be now delivered on a daily basis for any location in New Zealand. For this region, input data for Solargis cloud modelling is obtained from Himawari satellite and allows an original time granularity of 10 minutes.

17 Sep 2016

Extended geographical and temporal coverage in pvPlanner and iMaps database

Solargis pre-calculated weather database connected to the online applications iMaps and pvPlanner has been updated.

Data periods used for the calculation of the averaged values provided include now latest complete years (up to 2015) for Europe, Africa and Asia regions. In terms of geographical coverage, iMaps and pvPlanner are now available for whole territories of Russia (up to paralell 60ºN), Kazakhstan and Mongolia.

Latest versions of the algorithms for solar radiation and temperature have been also implemented.

11 Aug 2016

Full temporal coverage of daily input data for characterization of aerosols

Additional inputs from MERRA-2 (NASA) have been included for describing Atmospheric Optical Depth (AOD) in our solar radiation model.

This allows the generation of harmonized daily aerosol time series used in Solargis algorithms.