Meteorology : : The worldwide weather database
Nearly every simulation of a solar energy system starts with the need for meteorological data for the location of a project. INSEL offers several algorithms to work with these data in the Solar Meteorology library. The library contains a database for 2000 locations worldwide including monthly mean values of global radiation, temperature,wind speed, humidity etc.
Highly efficient statistic models use the monthy means to generate time series in hourly resolution of arbitrary length. The time series of solar radiation and ambient temperature are validated with measured data from all continents.
The statistic of the time series has an excellent correlation with monitored real data. Hence, INSEL offers a good basis for the calculation of energy yields from solar energy systems.