meteoexploration is constantly developing and improving products for application in the fields of energy production, energy trading and mountain water resources.
We are interested in modelling solar radiation in steep terrain and rough topography. We have developed an R package to calculate insolation on tilted surfaces and made it freely available for general usage. It can be downloaded from:
A larger scale application is the map on the right (click to enlarge), that shows monthly mean insolation in the Iberian Peninsula in March.
Hydropower generation is a flexible production system and a convenient storage of power. It is probably the fastest response whenever there are unexpected demand or supply shortages, such as when wind power is stalled.
Hydropower exploitation derives their benefit from optimising the balance between the energy costs of pumping and selecting the best time for a profitable electricity generation. Therefore a reliable knowledge of weather factors affecting other generators is very convenient. See the section on water resources for more information