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European solar radiation atlas

Objective

Objectives and Deliverables : A "Solar Radiation Atlas"
will be produced providing meteorological and radiation information for solar architects and engineers. The geographic area will cover the whole European continent and the bordering regions on the Mediterranean of North Africa and Asia.

The information will be in form of the following deliverables: - an atlas with multicoloured maps displaying global and diffuse/direct solar radiation, air temperature, humidity and other information in the form of tables and diagrammes.

- a PC-data base and programme package containing the information in the atlas in digital form to permit the generation of meteo- and solar radiation input data for the most important design problems in solar passive and active technology. A problem-oriented package of PCprogrammes for the most common engineering applications will be included.
- a users guide book Additionally - as the first and most urgent action - the European Solar Radiation Atlas of 1984 will be reprinted (English language only) with minor adjustments and a PC-compatible database.

Brief DescriPtion of the Resarch Project
1. Reprinting of the 1984 European Solar Radiation Atlas
In order to give satisfaction to numerous reclamations from researchers, teachers and students, the old atlas will be reprinted (in English language only) with slight modifications and with a digital version of the tabulated measured radiation values as well as the major subroutines for calculating derived values (radiation on inclined surfaces etc.).
2. Preparing the new Atlas
The whole project will cover 5 distinct tasks which all have - a task leader - a working group
- an input - a working period
- an output - a reporting scheme.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Gesellschaft für Entwicklungstechnologie mbH
Address
Industriestraße 21
52457 Aldenhoven
Germany

Participants (6)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Rue Claude Daunesse, Les Lucioles
06904 Sophia Antipolis
Association pour la Recherche et le Développement de Méthodes et Processus Industriels (ARMINES)
France
Address
3 Rue Marcel Sembat
44049 Nantes
DEUTSCHER WETTERDIENST
Germany
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 135
Offenbach Am Main
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Denmark
Address

2800 Lyngby
Institut Royal Météorologique de Belgique
Belgium
Address
3,Avenue Circulaire
1180 Bruxelles
NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
Portugal
Address
Estrada Do Paco Do Lumiar 22
1649-038 Lisboa