Management and Exploitation of Solar Resource Knowledge  

 

 

 


Training Seminar

Using Solar Resource Knowledge in practice

Results and products of the European Project MESoR

May 27th 2009, at the Intersolar Trade Fair, Munich, Germany



Background and content of the seminar

An efficient, cost effective and successful integration of solar energy in the existing energy structure requires a detailed knowledge of the solar resource. Knowledge of this resource has been generated over the past years within several European and national projects. As a result different sources of information and solar radiation products are now available, but uncertainty about their quality remains. At the same time, communities of users lack common understanding how to exploit the developed knowledge.

The project MESoR has developed tools to remove these uncertainties and to make the use of the solar energy resource knowledge easier. These tools include a best practice handbook, an internet portal providing an unified access to the data and a benchmarking of the currently available methods and datasets. During the seminar these tools will be presented and the participants will be instructed in their use.

Seminar Program

13:00 Introduction and Overview

 

Document Title
Speaker
Institute/Company
pdf MESoR Seminar Introduction Carsten Hoyer-Klick DLR

 

13:15 User's needs
An introduction to the requirements of different technologies and applications, regarding data quality, spatial and temporal resolution and accuracy is given. Feedback from the participants is welcomed.

 

Document Title
Speaker
Institute/Company
pdf User's Needs Elena Gaboardi iCons
pdf User's Needs (Technical Aspects) Jethro Betcke Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
pdf Simplified profit calculation for a photovoltaic system in Germany Jethro Betcke Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

 

14:00 Overview of solar resource products
The currently available products are presented. The background of the methods, their main properties and their costs are discussed.

 

Document Title
Speaker
Institute/Company
pdf Overview on Solar Resource Products Elke Lorenz Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

 

14:45 Results of the benchmarking of the solar resource products
Within the MESoR project the major solar resource products have been validated. The results and their impact on different applications will be discussed.

 

Document Title
Speaker
Institute/Company
pdf Benchmarking of radiation products Hans Georg Bayer Hochschule Magdebug-Stendal
pdf Independent global and beam validation on 21 ground data sets Pierre Ineichen University of Geneva – Energy Group

 

15:30 Coffee break

15:45 The MESoR Portal
The project partners have developed an internet portal that provides unified access to different on-line solar resource products. We will present the contents of the portal, and how it can be used.

 

Document Title
Speaker
Institute/Company
pdf Unifying Access Lionel Menard Mines Paristech / Armines

 

16:30 Example case studies
The application of solar radiance data is illustrated by means of some practical examples.

 

Document Title
Speaker
Institute/Company
pdf Example of use Dominique Dumortier ENTPE

 

 

17:15 Outlook and Discussion

 

Document Title
Speaker
Institute/Company
pdf Outlook and discussion Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt DLR

 

18:00 End




 


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