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Sunshine Mapping From Space Means Brighter Solar Energy Future

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July 5, 2005
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How sunny is it outside right now -- not just locally but all across Europe and Africa? Answering this question is at the heart of many weather-related business activities: solar power and the wider energy sector, architecture and construction, tourism, even health care. Today accurate and continent-wide scale measurements of ground radiances are provided every 15 minutes by ESA's Meteosat Second Generation satellite.

Monthly mean European irradiance map from Meteosat 7 for April 2000, measured in Watt hours per metre squared, (Wh/mē).
Credit: Copyright Univ. Oldenburg


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European Space Agency. (2005, July 5). Sunshine Mapping From Space Means Brighter Solar Energy Future. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/07/050705011125.htm
European Space Agency. "Sunshine Mapping From Space Means Brighter Solar Energy Future." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/07/050705011125.htm (accessed April 25, 2014).

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