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Annual subscriptions


On-request services

Time series or large volume of data

Provision of one, a few, or of a large volume of HelioClim-3 version 5 time series.
Output format: CSV for small datasets, HDF5 possible for large volumes.

Typical Meteorological Year generation service

Calibration and Quality Check of long-term HC-3 time series with short term in-situ measurements

Data completion of missing ground station measurements using calibrated HelioClim-3 (tbd)

Training in solar radiation (tbd)

Other services

New services

  • Horizon generation service based on SRTM: We will provide in csv format the far horizon from the Digital Elevation Model SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission). For every 1° of azimut angle, the elevation is given with a precision of 0.1°.

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Permanent free automatic accesses (wget) limited to the site of Carpentras, France

Site: Carpentras, France (44.083°, 5.059°). This site was selected because long term ground station measurements are available from a BSRN stations.

Permanent automatic accesses for this site of Carpentras:

  • Login: guest
  • password: guest

In a Windows environment, upload the txt file and rename it with the .bat extension. Place this file in the same directory than wget.exe, and double click on this .bat file: you should retrieve the csv file the name of which is in the column "Outputs".

More information on the wget access

Service   Command and input parameters Outputs

HelioClim-3 archive data
(Feb. 2004 to "d-1")

 

-permanent automatic access-

Download an example of command

with:

  • geopoint: latitude and longitude in degrees for the site of the BSRN station of Carpentras ("geopoint=44.083,5.059")
  • elevation: altitude in meters. "elevation=-999" uses default SRTM elevation value
  • firstday and lastday: here "firstday=2012-01-01&lastday=2012-01-31"
  • duration: time step, here "duration=15"
  • time: time reference (TU or TST), here TU
  • slope: here "&slope=15"
  • azimuth: here "&azimuth=180" which means south in our conventions
  • albedo: here "&albedo=0.2"
  • horizon: take into account (or not) the shadowing effect of the far horizon. Here "&horizon=1"

When double-clicking on the .bat file, you should retrieve the output file named:

archive_HelioClim-3_Carpentras.csv

HelioClim-3 real time and forecasts until the end of the current day
(day "d" data)

 

-permanent automatic access-

 

Download an example of command

Idem, except:

  • firstday and lastday parameters must be set to the date of the current day
  • you can add the "&header=1" or "&header=0" if you want (or not) the header in the output file
  • you can add the "&rely=1" or "&rely=0" if you want to have a column of code values in the output file, or not.

More info on this page

realtime_HelioClim-3_Carpentras.csv

(please note that if you change the date, the values will be different)

HelioClim-3 forecasts at d+1

 

-permanent automatic access-

 

Download an example of command

Idem, except:

  • firstday and lastday parameters must be set to the date of the next day (d+1)
  • you can add the "&header=1" or "&header=0" if you want (or not) the header in the output file

More info on this page

forecast_Carpentras.csv

(please note that if you change the date, the values will be different)

MERRA

 

-permanent automatic access-

 

Download an example of command => please switch merra_request.php to merra2_request.php in the command!

  • geopoint: latitude and longitude in degrees for the site of the BSRN station of Carpentras
  • firstday and lastday: here "firstday=2012-01-01&lastday=2012-01-31"
  • duration: time step of the data, possible values are 'm' for monthly, 'd' for daily, 'h' for hourly, '15' for 15 min data.
MERRA_Carpentras.csv

TMY

 

-example of report and TMY-

On-request service

Precise:

  • The latitude and longitude of your location
  • The plane orientation
  • The output format (PVsyst or TMY3)
  • The time step of your data (15 min or hourly)
  • The percentile (P50, P75, P90)

Carpentras_TMY_report.pdf

Carpentras_TMY_P50_PVsyst.xls

Carpentras_TMY_P50_TMY3.xls

Quality check and calibration

 

-example of report-

On-request service

This service delivers a complete report on the quality (QC, which stands for Quality Check) of the in-situ measurements, together with the calibration results of the long term HelioClim-3 (version 5) time series with the short term time series of in-situ measurements.

Carpentras_QC&calibration_report.pdf

Report of uncertainty

 

-example of report-

On-request service

Precise:

  • The latitude and longitude of your location
  • The plane orientation
  • The output format (PVsyst or TMY3)
  • The time step of your data (15 min or hourly)
  • The percentile (P50, P75, P90)
Carpentras_uncertaintyReport_GHI&DNI.pdf

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this poster offers a brief presentation about SoDa and about the applications of the HelioClim databases. This is a contribution to the state-of-the-art workshop COST ES1002 WIRE (Weather Intelligence for Renewable Energies), March 22-24th 2011.