Task 46
SHC Task 46

Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting

Overview

This Task will address four basic objectives in improving our understanding of solar resources:

  1. Evaluating solar resource variability that impacts large penetrations of solar technologies; 
  2. Standardizing and integrating procedures for data bankability;
  3. Improving procedures for short-term solar resource forecasting, and
  4. Advancing solar resource modeling procedures based on physical principles.
Task Information

DURATION
June 2011June 2016
 

OPERATING AGENT
Dr. David S. Renné
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
+1/303/517 8290
drenne@mac.com

What's New
  • Solar Update October 2014 Now Online - The latest issue of the IEA SHC Programme’s newsletter, Solar Update is now online. This issue has articles covering a variety to topics ranging from the SHC 2014 Conference, Solar Award, Solar Cooling, Solar + Heat Pumps, Urban Planning, Global Certification and more.
  • Press Release: Solar Heating Saves Over 79 Million Tons of CO2 Annually - Gleisdorf, Austria 8 July 2014. The International Energy Agency, Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) released their latest statistics on worldwide solar heating and cooling. With a growth of 9.4% in 2012, the installed capacity of solar collectors reached 269 GWth. The collectors provided 228 TWh of solar thermal energy, thus saving 79 million tons of CO2 emissions.
  • Solar Update February 2014 Now Online - The latest issue of the IEA SHC Programme’s newsletter, Solar Update is now online. This issue has articles covering a variety to topics ranging from solar thermal activities in Canada to lighting retrofits to SHC publications to download and read.