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Being certain about solar radiation uncertainty

The process of estimating solar radiation data uncertainty can be sometimes unclear. We've tried to summarise in 4 simple steps how model validation statistics can be used for determining uncertainty of model estimates for P75, P90, and other Pxx estimates. Read article

How Solargis is improving accuracy of solar power forecasts

Just as there are horses for courses, different forecasting techniques are more suitable depending on the intended forecast lead time. Ground-based and satellite-based methods offer best forecast skill for forecast lead time of few hours ahead. Beyond that NWP models offer best forecast skill. A combination of models provides better forecast than any individual forecast model. Read article

Solar maps of 145 countries released for free download on Global Solar Atlas

In collaboration with the World Bank Group, today we are releasing new mid-sized maps of 145 countries on Global Solar Atlas. Read article

Improved monitoring and forecasting service for Indian Ocean region

The meteorological satellite Meteosat-7, which had been providing satellite imagery for the Indian Ocean region has now been decommissioned. The second generation Meteosat-8 replaces the first generation Meteosat-7 satellite. Solargis users working on projects in the Middle East, South and Central Asia, will benefit from the superior technical features of the Meteosat-8 satellite. Read article

Google Earth maps for the whole world released by Solargis on Global Solar Atlas

Solargis releases GHI, DNI and PVOUT maps for Google Earth in kmz format. These maps cover the whole world and can be used for fast solar feasibility studies. Maps are available for download from Global Solar Atlas - a mutual project of World Bank Group and Solargis. Read article

Precipitable Water (PWAT) - new data parameter

Precipitable water or ‘PWAT’ in short, is the depth of water in a column of the atmosphere if all the water in that column were precipitated as rain. PWAT can be expressed in mm or kg/m2. Read article

Solargis presents new climData reports

We have developed new functionalities of reports that are available now through our climData. Read article

Solargis develops Global Solar Atlas for the public good

Solargis is proud to announce the launch of the Global Solar Atlas, developed by Solargis as part of the World Bank Group’s ESMAP initiative. Currently, the Global Solar Atlas is the only free resource that makes available PV electricity potential data, globally, at the resolution as high as 1 km. Read article

Annual average values of solar resource and temperature are now available for free via iMaps

From today onwards, we are also opening access to long-term annual averages of key solar parameters GHI, DIF, and DNI via Solargis iMaps prospecting tool. This will be the first time that a global solar radiation database with spatial resolution higher than 1 km is accessible for free. Read article

World Bank and IFC award Master Agreement to Solargis for solar resource assessment services

In a competitive procurement process, led by the World Bank Group, Solargis has been selected for solar resource assessment and mapping services. Read article

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