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Further European solar records to follow in 2020

High April solar resource levels in the UK and Germany drive new production records, while new capacity helps Spain hit record production despite below average resource in March Read article

Letter from Marcel Suri

Amid the global disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic – and the wide-ranging impacts it has had throughout the solar supply chain, from manufacturing, to project development, to operations and maintenance (O&M) – one thing has become clear: Solar power is essential. Read article

3-year North American irradiance shortfall underscores need for accurate solar data

Below average solar irradiation between 2017-19 has a prolonged impact on solar project performance and returns - up to 10% in some regions Read article

Global Solar Atlas – updated data and new features available!

We are proud to announce the release of Global Solar Atlas version 2.0. The new online app comes with updated data and new features that Solargis has developed for The World Bank. 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

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

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