Lecturer from Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) The lecture addresses applications of solar energy meteorology. As a basis, most important physical laws for solar energy meteorology as well as models for solar resource assessment and forecasting are introduced. A special emphasis will be on evaluation concepts and applications. The students will learn about: • requirements for solar resource data from different applications • models and measurement devices for solar resource assessment and forecasting • benefits and drawbacks of different models • methods to assess the quality of solar resource data The lectures are combined with short exercises. In the last - seminar type - part of the course the students are asked to get a better understanding of lessons learnt by studying and presenting publications related to solar energy meteorology.