Internet sites on energy and solar radiation
Archived Climatic data ENEA DBT
It contanes data and Solar Radiation maps for Italy obtained by ENEA up to 1999: the data refer to the monthly average values of the daily global radiation (Rggmm)on a horizontal plane and in tables for about 1600 italian locations; the maps and the extracted table data express the same Rggmm on a horizontal plane with a spatial resolution of about 2.5 km x 2.5 km. The maps are estimated from the satellite images of cloud cover acquired by the European satelite EumetSAT. Maps and tabled data are published also here: pdf version (italian only).
Renewable Energy Soruces
The ENEA program for the production of heat from high temperature based on Concentrating Solar Systems is described and the activities aimed at promoting it, such as the construction of the Solar Collector Test System for the testing and qualification of 50-meter parabolic collector modules in real operating conditions and the design of the complete prototype plant for the production of electricity, connected to the national distribution network which ENEA build in collaboration with ENEL at the Priolo Gargallo power plant (Siracusa.
The Italian Federation for energy efficiency
FIRE (The Italian Federation for energy efficiency) is an independent non-profit organization, whose purpose is to promote sustainability and the efficient use of energy. FIRE was founded in 1987 by ENEA (the Italian national agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development) and two energy manager associations, AIGE
(Associazione italiana per la gestione dell'Energia) and EMC (Energy Manager
Club). The main goal is to promove the efficient usage of energy.
ISES Italia is a non-profit technical-scientific association works in the sector of legally recognized for the promotion and the use of solar energy, the rational use of energy and the dissemination. ISES Italia publishes the monthly newsletter online Ilsoleatrecentosessantagradi.
Associazione Italiana Solare Termico
ASSOLTERM (Italian Solar Thermal Association, member of European Solar Thermal Industry Federation), associazione la cui attività association whose activity
is aimed at promoting the use of solar thermal energy in Italy,
also through forms of collaboration with government bodies, local bodies,
Environmental Association, Consumer Associations and whoever it is.
SolarPACES is an international
cooperative organization bringing together teams of national experts from
around the world to focus on the development and marketing of concentrating
solar power systems (also known as solar thermal power systems).
It is one of a number of collaborative programs managed under the umbrella of
the International Energy Agency to help find solutions to worldwide energy
Photovoltaic Geographical Information system: Data and
maps from the GIS-based inventory of solar energy resource and assessment
of the electricity generation from photovoltaics in Europe, Africa and
EUMETSAT is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment from space.
The main purpose of the EUMETSAT is to deliver weather and climate-related satellite
data, images and products 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is
supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's 20 Member
and 10 Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users world-wide. EUMETSAT
is an international organisation and was founded in 1986.
ISES is International Solar Energy Society is the global voice for renewable energy. For over 60 years the members of ISES have undertaken the product research that has helped the renewable energy industry to grow. ISES, through its knowledge sharing and community building programs, helps its global membership provide the technical answers to accelerate the transformation to 100% renewable energy and thereby achieve the following vision: The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) envisions a world with 100% renewable energy for everyone used wisely and efficiently.