A Guide for Non-Experts to Determine the Most Appropriate Use of Solar Energy Resource Information

Carsten Hoyer-Klick, David Renné, Magda Moner-Girona, David Puig, Richard Perez, Jennifer McIntosh
2010 Proceedings of the EuroSun 2010 Conference   unpublished
Knowledge of the solar energy resource is essential for the planning and operation of solar energy systems. There are a large number of different data sources available which makes it difficult for the non-expert in solar resource assessment to judge which source might be appropriate for a specific application. The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) therefore supported the development of a Guide which will help users to make an educated decision about which data set to choose among
more » ... t to choose among several different available. The Guide basically consists of two tables. The first one is a description of the data sources. The second table consists of recommendations of minimum requirements in the characteristics of the data depending on different applications.
doi:10.18086/eurosun.2010.13.09 fatcat:afcvdgu6rvb77ckfyvxm5e2r5e