IEA/SHC Task-36 and EC Funded Project MESoR Collaboration
The goal of IEA/SHC Task36 "Solar Resource Knowledge Management" is to provide the solar energy industry, the electricity sector, governments, and renewable energy organizations and institutions with the most suitable and accurate information of the solar radiation resources at the Earth's surface in easily-accessible formats and understandable quality metrics. The scope of solar resource assessment information includes historic data sets and currently derived data products using satellite imagery and other means.
The EC-funded project MESoR (Management and Exploitation of Solar Resource Knowledge, 2007-2009, FP6-038665) had very similar objectives and aimed at removing the uncertainty and improving the management of the solar energy resource knowledge. The results of past and present large-scale initiatives in Europe, have been integrated, standardised and disseminated in a harmonised way to facilitate their effective exploitation by stakeholders. A close co-operation has been achieved between MESoR and SHC36, resulting into common results, such as the present information system.
More information on IEA/SHC Task36
MESoR user questionnaire available for download !
This questionnaire addresses users of MESoR who may want to provide their feedback on the usage of the prototype, and also aims at collecting inputs for the development of the MESoR Roadmap.
Please provide your assessment by downloading and answering what best suits you and feel free to add comments.
Don't forget to send the filled questionnaire to the email contact provide within the document.
Download the MESoR user questionnaire.
The presentation made by the MESoR team within the dedicated webinar is also available for download.
Many thanks from the MESoR team for your contribution.
The MESoR Project
Knowledge of the solar energy resource is essential for the planning and operation of solar energy systems. In the past years a number of data bases giving information on solar resources have been developed, such as the European Solar Radiation Atlas (ESRA), the projects SoDa, Satel-Light, PVGIS, PVSAT, PVSAT-2 or Heliosat-3 and the Envisolar project of the European Space Agency (ESA). In addition national services were set up as Meteonorm by Meteotest in Switzerland and SOLEMI by DLR in Germany. This has lead to the situation that several different data bases exist in parallel developed by different approaches, various spatial and temporal coverages and different resolutions including those exploiting satellite data. The users comparing information from different data sources for the requested sites may end up with uncertainty that is difficult to deal with.