To make modelling solar radiation easier in steep terrain and rough topography, we have developed an R package to calculate insolation on tilted surfaces. It is freely available for general use and can be downloaded from:
Average monthly mean solar radiation over the Iberian Peninsula in March. Map values are given in kWh/m². Calculation takes into account direct radiation, solar path, atmospheric transmittance, diffuse radiation and shading.
An application of these algorithms is the high resolution map in the following link. You can calculate solar radiation values for any point using the solar calculator below.
Hydropower generation is a flexible energy source and a convenient storage of power. It is probably the fastest response to unexpected energy demand or supply shortages, such as when wind power is stalled.
Hydropower exploitation derives its benefit from optimising the balance between the energy costs of pumping and selecting the best time for profitable electricity generation. Therefore, knowing in advance the weather impact can be quite profitable.
Check our Wind Power Forecast application.
Wind power density (W/m²) maps for Germany. Blue circles are installed plants with diameter proportional to power capacity.
Please contact us for more details and an estimation of costs.