Basics on Mapping Solar Radiation Gridded Data

  • Jesús PoloEmail author
  • Luis Martín-Pomares
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


There is a lot of gridded information on meteorological variables elsewhere. Numerical weather prediction models and satellite-derived models deliver time series and aggregates of main meteorological variables with global coverage that can be finally used to create maps offering information on the spatial variability of those magnitudes. This chapter intends to give a very simple overview of mapping solar radiation data or any other gridded variable using QGIS open-source Geographic Information System.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Photovoltaic Solar Energy Unit, Renewable Energy Division (Energy Department)CIEMATMadridSpain
  2. 2.Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa UniversityDohaQatar

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