Maps and atlases

Last update: Nov. 2016

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  • Database: HelioClim-3 version 5
  • Provided format: 16 bits GeoTIFF, [option: 8 bits version compatible with Google Earth]
  • Specify: Global Horizontal (GHI), Diffuse Horizontal (DHI), Direct Normal (DNI), Global Normal (GNI) or global Tilted Irradiation (GTI) maps
  • Specify: Yearly and monthly averages, monthly maps, ...
  • Specify: Calibrated maps (or not) using ground station measurement(s)
  • Specify: taking into account (or not) the shadowing effect of the far horizon (SRTM)
  • Leadtime: approx. 1-2 weeks

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Yearly Global Irradiation on Horizontal Plane (GHI) for the year 2010
© Transvalor S.A., March 2011, HelioClim-3v3

Available for immediate download (for free)

   Country Download Credits More Info Last update
         
Algeria
Algeria QGIS project.zip
Oct. 2015
Egypt
Egypt QGIS project.zip
Oct. 2015
France (+Corsica)
ARMINES / MINES ParisTech / Transvalor - www.SoDa-pro.com - Jan. 2015 Jan. 2017
Lybia
Lybia_QGIS_project.zip
Dec. 2015
Mauritania
Mauritania QGIS project.zip
Oct. 2015
"Middle East": Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine National Authority
MiddleEast_QGIS_project.zip
Dec. 2015
Madagascar

Click on the image to magnify (jpeg)
Yearly average of daily sums of global horizontal irradiation in kWh/m², averaged on the period (1985-2004). From satellite imagery, HelioClim-1 database. Download the jpeg monthly averages maps for March, June, September, and December.
copyright European Commission - Mines ParisTech / Armines 2005.    
Moldova

Moldova_QGIS_project.zip (Coming soon)

Maps to print:
Moldova_GHI_yearlyAv_A4_300dpi.png
Moldova_GHI_yearlyAv_A3_300dpi.png

ARMINES / MINES ParisTech / Transvalor - www.soda-pro.com - Jan. 2016 Jan. 2016
Morocco
Morocco QGIS project.zip
  Oct. 2015
Namibia ARMINES / MINES ParisTech / Transvalor - www.SoDa-pro.com - Jan. 2015
  • Shapefile of borders
  • Localization of the Meteosat pixels
  • raster mask: [min_lon, min_lat, max_lon, max_lat, nb_lon, nb_lat]=[16,-36,34,-21,2160,1800]
Jan. 2015
Nigeria

Click on the image to magnify (jpeg)
Yearly average of daily sums of global horizontal irradiation in kWh/m², HelioClim-1 . PVGIS data, averaged over 1985-2004. From satellite imagery
PVGIS copyright European Commission 2002-2006 and HelioClim-1 copyright Mines ParisTech / Armines 2001-2006. - Nov. 2016
South Africa ZAF_adm0.zip
southafrica_MSG_centers.zip
mask-south-africa.zip
ARMINES / MINES ParisTech / Transvalor - www.SoDa-pro.com - Jan. 2015
  • Shapefile of borders
  • Localization of the Meteosat pixels
  • raster mask: [min_lon, min_lat, max_lon, max_lat, nb_lon, nb_lat]=[]
Jan. 2015
Syria
Syria_QGIS_project.zip
Dec. 2015
Tunisia
Tunisia QGIS project.zip
Oct. 2015
Turkey
Turkey QGIS project.zip
Jan. 2016
WORLD

Click on map to display the map in pdf format.
Yearly average map of irradiance in W/m², averaged over the period (1990-2004). Computed from satellite imagery.
ARMINES / MINES ParisTech - www.soda-pro.com - 2006 Nov. 2016

Click on map to enlarge in png format.
Yearly mean of daily irradiation in UV (280 - 400 nm) on horizontal plane in J/cm², averaged over the period (1990-2004), expressed in J/cm². Computed from satellite imagery.
ARMINES / MINES ParisTech - www.soda-pro.com - 2006 - Nov. 2016
AFRICA

Click on the image to maximise (png)
Photovoltaic solar electricity potential in the Mediterranean basin, Africa, and Southwest Asia. Equator-oriented photovoltaic modules that are optimally-inclined to maximise yearly electricity yields. From satellite imagery.
PVGIS copyright European Commission 2001-2008 and HelioClim-1 copyright Mines ParisTech / Armines 2001-2008. - Nov. 2016

More information

Different Qgis projects were generated to fulfill the requirements of the SolarMedAtlas project. Please find below the description of the layers available in each Qgis projects.

Algeria

  • Algeria_rivers
  • Algeria_electric_lines_diva (not very reliable)
  • Algeria_electric_lines_osm (reliable)
  • Algeria_electric_lines_Transvalor (reliable)
  • Algeria_substations (Osm completed by Transvalor)
  • Algeria_cities
  • Algeria_lakes
  • Algeria_borders
  • Algeria_BNI: yearly averaged HelioClim-3 version 5 Direct Normal Irradiation map at 1km, taking into account the shadowing effect of the far horizon (SRTM). Projection: WGS84. coordinates of the upper left corner (-8.68°, 37.09°), spatial step: 0.0083° corresponding to approx. 1km, number of longitudes: 2479, number of latitudes: 2175. Image tiff in uint16, missing value: 65535
  • Algeria_GHI: idem Global Horizontal Irradiation
  • Algeria_SRTM: same bounding box as the radiation raster layers
  • Algeria_globcover: land description

Egypt

  • Egypt_rivers
  • Egypt_electric_lines (credits: Osm, Diva and Transvalor)
  • Egypt_substations (Osm completed by Transvalor)
  • Egypt_cities
  • Egypt_lakes
  • Egypt_borders
  • Egypt_BNI_horizon1: yearly averaged HelioClim-3 version 5 Direct Normal Irradiation map at 1km, taking into account the shadowing effect of the far horizon (SRTM). Projection: WGS84. coordinates of the upper left corner (-24.69°, 31.66°), spatial step: 0.0083° corresponding to approx. 1km, number of longitudes: 1466, number of latitudes: 1160. Image tiff in uint16, missing value: 65535.
  • Egypt_GHI_horizon1: idem Global Horizontal Irradiation
  • Egypt_SRTM: same bounding box as the radiation raster layers
  • Egypt_globcover: land description

France

  • Shapefile of borders
  • Localization of the centers of the Meteosat pixels in France
  • KMZ file with the locations of the Meteofrance stations measuring the Global Radiation. Download this information also in CSV file.

Lybia

  • Lybia_borders
  • Lybia_towns
  • Lybia_substations_Osm_completedby_Transvalor
  • Lybia_lakes
  • Lybia_rivers
  • Lybia_electric_lines_Diva (corrected by Transvalor, reliable)
  • Lybia_electric_lines_Osm (reliable)
  • Lybia_electric_lines_Transvalor (reliable)
  • Lybia_BNI: yearly averaged HelioClim-3 version 5 Direct Normal Irradiation map at 1km, taking into account the shadowing effect of the far horizon (SRTM). Projection: WGS84. Coordinates of the upper left corner (25.66°, 42.10°), spatial step: 0.0083° corresponding to approx. 1km, number of longitudes: 2298, number of latitudes: 754. Image tiff in uint16, missing value: 65535.
  • Lybia_GHI: idem
  • Lybia_SRTM: same bounding box as the radiation raster layers
  • Lybia_Globcover: land description
  • Lybia_slope (computed from SRTM)

Mauritania

  • Mauritania_rivers (No lakes in this country)
  • Mauritania_electric_lines_Osm (NB: the layer of electric lines from Diva was not relevant on this country)
  • Mauritania_substations
  • Mauritania_cities
  • Mauritania_borders
  • Mauritania_BNI_horizon1: yearly averaged HelioClim-3 version 5 Direct Normal Irradiation map at 1km, taking into account the shadowing effect of the far horizon (SRTM). Projection: WGS84. coordinates of the upper left corner (-17.08°, 27.29°), spatial step: 0.0083° corresponding to approx. 1km, number of longitudes: 1471, number of latitudes: 1506. Image tiff in uint16, missing value: 65535.
  • Mauritania_GHI_horizon1: idem Global Horizontal Irradiation
  • Mauritania_SRTM: same bounding box as the radiation raster layers
  • Mauritania_globcover: land description

Middle East: Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine National Authority

  • MiddleEast_borders
  • MiddleEast_cities
  • MiddleEast_substations
  • MiddleEast_lakes
  • MiddleEast_rivers
  • MiddleEast_electric_lines_diva (not reliable)
  • MiddleEast_electric_lines_osm (reliable)
  • MiddleEast_BNI: yearly averaged HelioClim-3 version 5 Direct Normal Irradiation map at 1km, taking into account the shadowing effect of the far horizon (SRTM). Projection: WGS84. Coordinates of the upper left corner (34.20°, 34.69), spatial step: 0.0083° corresponding to approx. 1km, number of longitudes: 611, number of latitudes: 660. Image tiff in uint16, missing value: 0.
  • MiddleEast_GHI: idem
  • MiddleEast_SRTM: same bounding box as the radiation raster layers
  • MiddleEast_Globcover

 

Moldova

  • Moldova_borders
  • Romania_borders
  • Ukraine_borders
  • Moldova_cities
  • Moldova_horizon1_HC3v5_GHI_YearAv: yearly map of Global Horizontal Irradiation, averaged over the year Feb. 2004 to Dec. 2014. Spatial resolution 1 km, taking into account the shadowing effect of the far horizon. Projection: WGS84. Coordinates of the upper left corner (26.62°, 48.49°), spatial step: 0.0083° corresponding to approx. 1km, number of longitudes (columns): 425, number of latitudes (lines): 364. Image tiff format Uint16, missing value: 0.

Morocco

  • MOROCCO_electric_lines (credits: osm and Transvalor)
  • MOROCCO_substations (completed by Transvalor)
  • MOROCCO_cities
  • MOROCCO_lakes
  • MOROCCO_borders
  • MOROCCO_BNI_horizon1: yearly average HelioClim-3 version 5 Direct Normal Irradiation map at 1km, taking into account the shadowing effect of the far horizon (SRTM). Projection: WGS84. Coordinates of the upper left corner (-17.11°, 35.92°), spatial step: 0.0083° corresponding to approx. 1km, number of longitudes: 1933, number of latitudes: 1819. Image tiff in uint16, missing value: 65535.
  • MOROCCO_GHI_horizon1: idem Global Horizontal Irradiation
  • MOROCCO_SRTM: same bounding box as the radiation raster layers
  • MOROCCO_globcover: land description

Syria

  • Syria_borders
  • Syria_substations (completed by Transvalor)
  • Syria_lakes
  • Syria_rivers
  • Syria_electric_lines_osm (reliable)
  • Syria_electric_lines_diva (not reliable)
  • Syria_BNI: yearly averaged HelioClim-3 version 5 Direct Normal Irradiation map at 1km, taking into account the shadowing effect of the far horizon (SRTM). Projection: WGS84. Coordinates of the upper left corner (35.72°, 37.32°), spatial step: 0.0083° corresponding to approx. 1km, number of longitudes: 799, number of latitudes: 602. Image tiff in uint16, missing value: 0.
  • Syria_GHI: idem
  • Syria_SRTM: same bounding box as the radiation raster layers
  • Syria_Globcover: land description

Tunisia

  • Tunisia_borders
  • Tunisia_substations (completed by Transvalor)
  • Tunisia_lakes
  • Tunisia_rivers
  • Tunisia_electric_lines_osm
  • Tunisia_electric_lines_Transvalor
  • Tunisia_BNI: yearly averaged HelioClim-3 version 5 Direct Normal Irradiation map at 1km, taking into account the shadowing effect of the far horizon (SRTM). Projection: WGS84. Coordinates of the upper left corner (7.47°, 37.35°), spatial step: 0.0083° corresponding to approx. 1km, number of longitudes: 490, number of latitudes: 854. Image tiff in uint16, missing value: 65535.
  • Tunisia_GHI: idem
  • Tunisia_SRTM: same bounding box as the radiation raster layers
  • Tunisia_Globcover: land description

NB: both electric lines layers have been checked and are relevant. The one obtained from diva was not reliable enough, so we decided not to provide this layer.

Turkey

  • Turkey_borders
  • Turkey_cities
  • Turkey_substations (completed by Transvalor)
  • Turkey_lakes
  • Turkey_rivers
  • Turkey_electric_lines_diva (not reliable)
  • Turkey_electric_lines_osm (reliable)
  • Turkey_electric_lines_Transvalor (reliable)
  • Turkey_BNI: yearly averaged HelioClim-3 version 5 Direct Normal Irradiation map at 1km, taking into account the shadowing effect of the far horizon (SRTM). Projection: WGS84. Coordinates of the upper left corner (25.66°, 42.10°), spatial step: 0.0083° corresponding to approx. 1km, number of longitudes: 2298, number of latitudes: 754. Image tiff in uint16, missing value: 65535.
  • Turkey_GHI: idem
  • Turkey_SRTM: same bounding box as the radiation raster layers
  • Turkey_Globcover: land description