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Global meteorological database for solar energy
METEONORM V3.0 (1997 edition) is a comprehensive meteorological reference incorporating a catalogue of data for solar applications at any location in the world. The main features are:

  • 626 meteorological stations and 359 cities world-wide;
  • interpolation model of solar radiation and additional parameters for any site in the world;
  • hourly data generation for DOE and other simulation models;
  • calculation of radiation for inclined surfaces;
  • effects of high horizons considered;
  • 26 global maps of monthly and annual means of global radiation and temperature in high-quality, printable eps format;
  • English, French, German and Italian languages supported.

The tool is delivered on a CD-ROM priced at CHF 500 (where CHF is the Swiss franc). To update from earlier versions costs CHF 300.

To order, or for more information contact the CADDET Swiss National Team in Aarau.

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The CADDET Renewable Energy Newsletter is a quarterly magazine published by the CADDET Centre for Renewable Energy at ETSU, UK.

The articles published in the Newsletter reflect the opinions of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the official view of CADDET.

Enquiries concerning the Newsletter should be addressed to
Pauline Toole, Editor, CADDET Centre for Renewable Energy, ETSU, Harwell, Oxfordshire OX11 0RA, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 1235 432968, Fax: +44 1235 433595.