Workplan and Annex: Solar Resource Knowledge Management

David Renne

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'Solar Resource Knowledge Management' will be a new task under the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme. The task development has involved researchers from Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Canada, the U.S. that have been engaged in the use of satellite imagery to develop solar resource maps and datasets around the world. The task will addressthree major areas: 1) 'Benchmarking' of satellite-based solar resource methods so that resource information derived from approaches developed in one country or based on a specific satellite can be quantitatively intercompared with methods from other countries using different satellites, as well as with ground data; 2) Data archiving and dissemination procedures, especially focusing on access tothe data by end users; and 3) basic R&D for improving the reliability and usability of the data, and for examining new types of products important to the solar industry, such as solar resource forecasts.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2005
Event2004 DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program Review Meeting - Denver, Colorado
Duration: 25 Oct 200428 Oct 2004


Conference2004 DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program Review Meeting
CityDenver, Colorado

Bibliographical note

Presented at the 2004 DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program Review Meeting, 25-28 October 2004, Denver, Colorado. Also included in the proceedings available on CD-ROM (DOE/GO-102005-2067; NREL/CD-520-37140)

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-710-37607


  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • photovoltaic power systems (PVPS)
  • PV
  • satellite imagery
  • solar heating and cooling (SHC) programme
  • Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems (Solar PACES)
  • solar resource forecast
  • systems driven approach (SDA)


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