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10th edition : january 24-28, 2022

Location: MINES ParisTech, Sophia Antipolis, France

Overview of the program:

  • Science and techniques related to solar radiation
  • Methodology of solar radiation databases derived from satellite imagery
  • GIS and site prospection
  • Ground sensors: uses of in-situ measurements
  • Solar radiation from numerical meteorological models
  • Supplementing ground data with satellite data, satellite-based method limitations
  • Validation and calibration
  • Forecast applied to solar radiation

⇒ Basics in solar radiation

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Previous Solar trainings



Session 9 online - Jan. and Feb. 2021


60+ Attendees, from Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Rwanda, Spain, Sweden, and UK.

For this special online edition, the solar training was a great success with more than 60 participants - students, researchers, and operators from the solar industry.
All the team really appreciated presenting the solar radiation science, the methodology of solar radiation services derived from satellite imagery, and the solar forecast.
They were very motivated in the data computation and processing session to assess PV variability at the urban scale from the e-shape European pilot deployed by the O.I.E Research center.

Session 8 - 20 to 24 Jan. 2020


35 Attendees, from France, Spain, UK, Algeria, Qatar, Greece and Switzerland.

Session 7 - 25 to 29 Jan. 2019

45 Attendees, from Brazil, Uruguay, France, Qatar, UK, USA, Portugal, Sweden, Czech Republic, Morocco, and Germany.


Session 6 - 15 to 19 Jan. 2018


41 Attendees, from France, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Greece, Morocco, and Italy.




Session 5 - 18-19-20 Jan. 2017



33 Attendees

This solar training was advertize on the Copernicus and on the Côte d'Azur Ecobiz websites.



Session 4 - Jan. 2016



34 Attendees from Oman, South Korea, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and European Union

⇒ Take a look to the training video with interviews of several teachers and participants


Session 3 - Jan. 2015


35 Attendees, from the European Union, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria and even from Brazil participated to this new version of the training.

They appreciated the new format of presentation via the eyes of the fictional character Paul. Participants also enjoyed to have the opportunity to discuss with a banker in charge of the structured financing of large PV projects.


Session 2 - Jan.2014

30+ Attendees


Session 1 - Jan. 2013

18 Attendees

The first session of the training as been organized within the framework of the European project ENDORSE (2011-2013).

One of the lessons learnt in this project is that the complexity of the developed services was a significant barrier for adoption. ARMINES decided to propose a free training in solar radiation during which a workshop has been organized to present the "Typical Meteorological Year generation" and the "Atlas generation" services.