pre114 - Solar Energy Meteorology (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)

pre114 - Solar Energy Meteorology (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)

Originalfassung Englisch PDF Download
Modulbezeichnung Solar Energy Meteorology
Modulkürzel pre114
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Attendance: 56 hrs, Self study: 124 hrs
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Institut für Physik
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master Engineering Physics (Master) > Schwerpunkt: Renewable Energies
  • Master Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Torio, Herena (Modulverantwortung)
  • Agert, Carsten (Modulverantwortung)
  • Schmidt, Thomas (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Lezaca Galeano, Jorge Enrique (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Successful participation in “Energy Meteorology 5.06.M117

After successful completion of the module students should be able to

-       explain the concepts of physical processes governing the surface solar irradiance available for
        solar energy applications

-       model the solar radiation and show their expertise in application, adaptation and
        development of models

-       discuss state-of-the-art-methods in satellite-based irradiance estimation and solar power

-     discuss and present state of the art of the application of modern solar energy meteorology on a
      wide range (from residential systems to solar power plants, from solar thermal to photovoltaic


This specialization module covers more in-depth topics concerning solar energy meteorology.

Based on students’ knowledge about the solar resource, solar thermal and photovoltaic technology, students deepen their knowledge on the resource for such systems.


  • Physics of radiative processes in the atmosphere
  • Physical modelling of atmospheric radiative transfer (incl. computing tools)
  • Solar irradiance modelling for solar energy applications
  • Solar spectral irradiance: Theory and relevance for solar energy systems
  • Satellite-based estimation of solar irradiance
  • Solar irradiance (and solar power) forecasting
  • Solar radiation measurements: Basics and setup of high quality measurement system



  • sources of solar data and discussion of their quality
  • solar resource assessment:
  • basic models,
  • measurements,
  • satellite models
  • data sets
  • validation and application of solar resource data sets
  • forecasting of solar radiation: sky-camera forecasts, satellite-based forecasts, numerical weather predictions, statistical methods
  • forecast validation
  • selected applications
  • irradiance and PV power forecasting
  • application of solar resource data for yield assessment

-       S. Hegedus, A. Luque, Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering, published John
        Wiley and Sons (2nd Edition 2011)

-       MSG Cloud Physical Properties (CPP) by KNMI

-       CAMS Copernicus Atmospheric monitoring service




Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul Annual, summer semester
Aufnahmekapazität Modul unbegrenzt
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Lehr-/Lernform Lecture: 2hrs/week
Seminar: 2hrs/week
Vorkenntnisse Physical principles of Black Body Radiation
Basics of Solar Radiation
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
Vorlesung 2 SoSe oder WiSe 28
Seminar 2 SoSe oder WiSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
During the semester
1 Written examination: 90 to 180 minutes and regular active participation