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  Last update: June 2017

 

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Value-added services

Annual subscriptions

We provide a free and unlimited automatic access to the data for the city of Carpentras (44.083°, 5.059°), France. Carpentras welcomes a Baseline Surface Radiation Network station for a long time period.

In a Windows environment, upload the txt file provided in the next table 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 available in the column "Outputs" (More information on the wget access).

  • Login: guest
  • password: guest

HC3 time series:

  • from Feb. 2004 to d-2 for version 5
  • from Feb. 2004 to d-1 for version 4

Try the automatic access (WGET, Windows): wget_example_windows.zip => unzip and rename it with the .bat extension, and place wget.exe in the same directory
You should retrieve: realtime_HelioClim-3_Carpentras.csv

Test the free version of the interface (Feb. 2004-2006)

HC3 time series:

  • Real time: updated as soon as a new image is available
  • Short-term forecasts: Persistence model to complete the time series until the end of the day

Try the automatic access (WGET, Windows): test_guest_HC3_real-time-and-forecasts.txt => please rename it with the .bat extension, and place wget.exe in the same directory
You should retrieve: realtime_HelioClim-3_Carpentras.csv

HC3 maps in real time provides 15 min Global Horizontal Irradiation bitmap Maps or Ultra-violet Maps in TIFF format in real time (h-15 min) on a given area, and during daylight time from 3:00 TU to 20:45 UT. -

HC3 forecasts d+x: "HelioClim-3 Similarity Forecast service".

Try the automatic access (WGET, Windows): test_guest_HC3_similarity-forecast.txt => please rename it with the .bat extension, and place wget.exe in the same directory
You should retrieve: forecast_Carpentras.csv

MERRA-2

Purchase an annual subscription to automatically access MERRA-2 archive meteorological data, from 1980 up to about a month ago.

Try the automatic access (WGET, Windows): test_guest_MERRA-2_Carpentras.txt => please rename it with the .bat extension, and place wget.exe in the same directory
You should retrieve: MERRA-2_Carpentras.csv

 

GFS

Purchase an annual subscription to automatically access GFS forecasts 0.25° meteorological data, from about a month ago up to current day + 3 days

 

HelioClim-1

Purchase an annual subscription to automatically access HelioClim-1 daily irradiation values over the horizontal plane, from 1985 up to 2005. By default, an unlimited automatic access to this resource in included to all HelioClim-3 annual subscriptions.

 

 

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Time series HelioClim-3 archive data:

  • from Feb. 2004 to d-2 for version 5
  • from Feb. 2004 to d-1 for version 4

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.

- Download an example of time series for Carpentras      

TMY

  • Full description of the service
  • Download an example of TMY over the city of Carpentras
  • Report of uncertainty: positionning of the TMY compared to the long term HC3 time series

TMY report

Report of uncertainty

P50 PVsyst

P50 TMY3

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.

NB: Possibility to apply calibration parameters to automatic requests to HelioClim-3


Quality check and calibration result report, site of Carpentras, France

 

Maps of radiation, of temperature corrected with height

     
Volume of data        

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

       
       
Training in solar radiation, QGIS...        

 

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Other services

  • Contact us to retrieve for free in a CSV file the pixel locations (centers or corners) of the Meteosat Second Generation satellite for the area of your choice.
  • APOLLO-derived cloud statistics service: Test the service here
  • Provision of report to demonstrate that the month of July 2014 underestimates the radiation in the past 11 years. Example of report, Valence, France
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.

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