Task 46
SHC Task 46

Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting


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

June 2011June 2016

Dr. David S. Renné
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What's New
  • SHC 2014 Conference Proceedings Available Online - Energy Procedia has published our SHC 2014 conference proceedings. Download for free over 90 papers. (Posted: 2015-06-11)
  • IEA SHC Solar Heat Worldwide - 2015 Edition! - Annual collector yield of all systems in operation by the end of 2013 was 314 TWh (= 1,129 PJ). This equals an energy savings equivalent of 33.7 million tons of oil and 109 million tons of CO2... (Posted: 2015-06-04)
  • Solar Update May 2015 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 2015 Conference, Turkey, Lighting Retrofit, Process Heat Integration, Task 47, Task 40, Netherlands, SHC Book Series, ISO Partnerships, and New Publications. (Posted: 2015-05-18)