Funding Organisation: DLR
Cooperation: DLR-PA, DLR-TT, DLR-DFD
Contact person: Carsten Hoyer-Klick, Dr. Christoph Schillings
Solar Energy Mining (SOLEMI) is a service set up by DLR providing high-quality irradiance data for the solar energy community. The service is mainly based on METEOSAT-data with a nominal resolution of 2.5 km in the visible channel and 5 km in the infrared channel and half-hourly temporal resolution. Solar radiation maps and hourly time series will be available for almost half of the Earth's surface: the field of view of METEOSAT-7 placed at 0 longitude and additionally the field of view of METEOSAT-5 placed at 63E over the Indian Ocean will be provided. The METEOSAT-5 data cover such promising solar energy regions as India, Pakistan or China. Other very promising countries at the Saudi Arabian Peninsula may also be analyzed by METEOSAT-7 but METEOSAT-5 provides better viewing conditions. Fast access to the full METEOSAT-7 disc at full resolution is also a novelty. SOLEMI will provide fast access to quality-controlled homogenized long-term time series of large regions within the view of both satellites. The operational high performance computing environment DIMS (Data and Information Management System) at DLR-DFD (German Remote Sensing Data Center) allows for rapid processing and distribution of the products to the customers.
Detailed information can be found in the Solemi Handout (pdf).
A reference list can be downloaded here (pdf).