In the framework of the European Commission funded project NextGEOSS under the H2020 framework program, 2 pilots dedicated to solar energy have been developed.
Pilot - 1: Constructing Gridded Data for Grid Operations
Grid operators need a better knowledge of the very local production of electricity by PV plants that are connected to the grid in order to ensure the stability and quality of the electricity delivered to customers. Their requests are for time-series of solar radiation over a regular grid of points covering their area of interest which may be nation-wide. The NextGEOSS cloud-based solution enables real-time computation of time series of solar gridded data from CAMS Radiation database for a subset of 2 years (2005-2006).
- General description of the pilot on the NextGEOSS web site
- A video presenting the Pilot
- GitHub home repository of the source code of the pilot
- Free access to the JupyterHub Web Client. Registration is required prior to access the Web Client.
- Step by step instructions to connect to the Jupyter environment in a PDF file.
- Link to the Energy section of the NextGEOSS catalog
- Link to the ISO 191939 Metadata record on the Webservice-Energy GEO Community Catalog.
- Result data file example
- Video animation of the result data file
- Link to the official CAMS Radiation information page including CAMS Radiation user guide and publications
Pilot - 2: High Resolution Solar Mapping at Urban Scale
In the context of the undergoing and future wave of urban demographic growth, the development of PV and solar thermal systems in urban areas is of very interest since these renewable-based energy systems do not emit pollution or GHG and produce energy as close as possible of its consumption. Solar resource assessment and mapping at the urban scale (metric and sub-metric) will be then crucial for the developments of PV and solar thermal systems in these urban areas. The NextGEOSS cloud-based" solution enable access to geo-localized patches containing a time-series of global irradiation on tilted plan integrating shadow effects. The pilot cover the region of the city of Nantes (France).