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Web Map Service that supports the ReCREMA activities, namely the Solar and Wind Atlases

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UAE osm power network (uae_osm_power)

OpenStreetMap power network downloaded from http://extract.bbbike.org Granularity: 10,000 (1.1 meters) Last planet.osm database update: Sat Jul 12 16:37:26 2014 UTC License: OpenStreetMap License

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2004 (masdar:2004_DHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2004 (masdar:2004_DHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2004 (masdar:2004_DHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2004 (masdar:2004_DHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2004 (masdar:2004_DHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2004 (masdar:2004_DHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2004 (masdar:2004_DHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2004 (masdar:2004_DHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2004 (masdar:2004_DHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2004 (masdar:2004_DNI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2004 (masdar:2004_DNI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2004 (masdar:2004_DNI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2004 (masdar:2004_DNI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2004 (masdar:2004_DNI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2004 (masdar:2004_DNI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2004 (masdar:2004_DNI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2004 (masdar:2004_DNI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2004 (masdar:2004_DNI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2004 (masdar:2004_GHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2004 (masdar:2004_GHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2004 (masdar:2004_GHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2004 (masdar:2004_GHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2004 (masdar:2004_GHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2004 (masdar:2004_GHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2004 (masdar:2004_GHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2004 (masdar:2004_GHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2004 (masdar:2004_GHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2005 (masdar:2005_DHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2005 (masdar:2005_DHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2005 (masdar:2005_DHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2005 (masdar:2005_DHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2005 (masdar:2005_DHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2005 (masdar:2005_DHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2005 (masdar:2005_DHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2005 (masdar:2005_DHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2005 (masdar:2005_DHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2005 (masdar:2005_DNI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2005 (masdar:2005_DNI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2005 (masdar:2005_DNI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2005 (masdar:2005_DNI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2005 (masdar:2005_DNI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2005 (masdar:2005_DNI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2005 (masdar:2005_DNI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2005 (masdar:2005_DNI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2005 (masdar:2005_DNI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2005 (masdar:2005_GHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2005 (masdar:2005_GHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2005 (masdar:2005_GHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2005 (masdar:2005_GHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2005 (masdar:2005_GHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2005 (masdar:2005_GHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2005 (masdar:2005_GHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2005 (masdar:2005_GHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2005 (masdar:2005_GHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2006 (masdar:2006_DHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2006 (masdar:2006_DHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2006 (masdar:2006_DHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2006 (masdar:2006_DHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2006 (masdar:2006_DHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2006 (masdar:2006_DHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2006 (masdar:2006_DHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2006 (masdar:2006_DHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2006 (masdar:2006_DHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2006 (masdar:2006_DHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2006 (masdar:2006_DHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2006 (masdar:2006_DHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2006 (masdar:2006_DNI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2006 (masdar:2006_DNI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2006 (masdar:2006_DNI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2006 (masdar:2006_DNI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2006 (masdar:2006_DNI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2006 (masdar:2006_DNI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2006 (masdar:2006_DNI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2006 (masdar:2006_DNI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2006 (masdar:2006_DNI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2006 (masdar:2006_DNI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2006 (masdar:2006_DNI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2006 (masdar:2006_DNI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2006 (masdar:2006_GHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2006 (masdar:2006_GHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2006 (masdar:2006_GHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2006 (masdar:2006_GHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2006 (masdar:2006_GHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2006 (masdar:2006_GHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2006 (masdar:2006_GHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2006 (masdar:2006_GHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2006 (masdar:2006_GHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2006 (masdar:2006_GHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2006 (masdar:2006_GHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2006 (masdar:2006_GHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute 2006 (masdar:2006_yearly_dni)

Yearly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute 2006 (masdar:2006_yearly_ghi)

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2008 (masdar:2008_DHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2008 (masdar:2008_DHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2008 (masdar:2008_DHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2008 (masdar:2008_DHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2008 (masdar:2008_DHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2008 (masdar:2008_DHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2008 (masdar:2008_DHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2008 (masdar:2008_DHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2008 (masdar:2008_DHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2008 (masdar:2008_DHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2008 (masdar:2008_DHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2008 (masdar:2008_DHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2008 (masdar:2008_DNI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2008 (masdar:2008_DNI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2008 (masdar:2008_DNI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2008 (masdar:2008_DNI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2008 (masdar:2008_DNI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2008 (masdar:2008_DNI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2008 (masdar:2008_DNI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2008 (masdar:2008_DNI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2008 (masdar:2008_DNI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2008 (masdar:2008_DNI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2008 (masdar:2008_DNI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2008 (masdar:2008_DNI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2008 (masdar:2008_GHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2008 (masdar:2008_GHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2008 (masdar:2008_GHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2008 (masdar:2008_GHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2008 (masdar:2008_GHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2008 (masdar:2008_GHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2008 (masdar:2008_GHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2008 (masdar:2008_GHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2008 (masdar:2008_GHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2008 (masdar:2008_GHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2008 (masdar:2008_GHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2008 (masdar:2008_GHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute 2008 (masdar:2008_yearly_dhi)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute 2008 (masdar:2008_yearly_dni)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute 2008 (masdar:2008_yearly_ghi)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2009 (masdar:2009_DHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2009 (masdar:2009_DHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2009 (masdar:2009_DHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2009 (masdar:2009_DHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2009 (masdar:2009_DHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2009 (masdar:2009_DHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2009 (masdar:2009_DHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2009 (masdar:2009_DHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2009 (masdar:2009_DHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2009 (masdar:2009_DHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2009 (masdar:2009_DHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2009 (masdar:2009_DHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2009 (masdar:2009_DNI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2009 (masdar:2009_DNI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2009 (masdar:2009_DNI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2009 (masdar:2009_DNI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2009 (masdar:2009_DNI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2009 (masdar:2009_DNI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2009 (masdar:2009_DNI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute Mars 2009 (masdar:2009_DNI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2009 (masdar:2009_DNI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2009 (masdar:2009_DNI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2009 (masdar:2009_DNI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2009 (masdar:2009_DNI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2009 (masdar:2009_GHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2009 (masdar:2009_GHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2009 (masdar:2009_GHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2009 (masdar:2009_GHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2009 (masdar:2009_GHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2009 (masdar:2009_GHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2009 (masdar:2009_GHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2009 (masdar:2009_GHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2009 (masdar:2009_GHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2009 (masdar:2009_GHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2009 (masdar:2009_GHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2009 (masdar:2009_GHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute 2009 (masdar:2009_yearly_dhi)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute 2009 (masdar:2009_yearly_dni)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute 2009 (masdar:2009_yearly_ghi)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2009 (masdar:2010_DHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2009 (masdar:2010_DHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2010 (masdar:2010_DHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2009 (masdar:2010_DHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2010 (masdar:2010_DHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2009 (masdar:2010_DHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2009 (masdar:2010_DHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2010 (masdar:2010_DHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2010 (masdar:2010_DHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2010 (masdar:2010_DHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2009 (masdar:2010_DHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2009 (masdar:2010_DHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2009 (masdar:2010_DNI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2009 (masdar:2010_DNI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2009 (masdar:2010_DNI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2009 (masdar:2010_DNI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2009 (masdar:2010_DNI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2009 (masdar:2010_DNI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2009 (masdar:2010_DNI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2009 (masdar:2010_DNI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2009 (masdar:2010_DNI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2009 (masdar:2010_DNI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2010 (masdar:2010_DNI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2010 (masdar:2010_DNI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute April 2009 (masdar:2010_GHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute August 2010 (masdar:2010_GHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute December 2010 (masdar:2010_GHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute February 2009 (masdar:2010_GHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute January 2009 (masdar:2010_GHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute July 2009 (masdar:2010_GHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute June 2010 (masdar:2010_GHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute March 2010 (masdar:2010_GHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute May 2010 (masdar:2010_GHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute November 2010 (masdar:2010_GHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute October 2009 (masdar:2010_GHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute September 2009 (masdar:2010_GHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly DHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute 2010 (masdar:2010_yearly_dhi)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly DNI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute 2010 (masdar:2010_yearly_dni)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly GHI solar map UAE&Qatar 3km Masdar Institute 2010 (masdar:2010_yearly_ghi)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute April 2011 (masdar:2011_DHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute August 2011 (masdar:2011_DHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute December 2011 (masdar:2011_DHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute February 2011 (masdar:2011_DHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute January 2011 (masdar:2011_DHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute July 2011 (masdar:2011_DHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute June 2011 (masdar:2011_DHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute March 2011 (masdar:2011_DHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute May 2011 (masdar:2011_DHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute November 2011 (masdar:2011_DHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute October 2011 (masdar:2011_DHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute September 2011 (masdar:2011_DHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute April 2011 (masdar:2011_DNI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute August 2011 (masdar:2011_DNI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute December 2011 (masdar:2011_DNI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute February 2011 (masdar:2011_DNI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute January 2011 (masdar:2011_DNI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute July 2011 (masdar:2011_DNI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute Jun 2011 (masdar:2011_DNI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute March 2011 (masdar:2011_DNI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute May 2011 (masdar:2011_DNI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute November 2011 (masdar:2011_DNI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute October 2011 (masdar:2011_DNI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute September 2011 (masdar:2011_DNI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute April 2011 (masdar:2011_GHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute August 2011 (masdar:2011_GHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute December 2011 (masdar:2011_GHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute February 2011 (masdar:2011_GHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute January 2011 (masdar:2011_GHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute July 2011 (masdar:2011_GHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute June 2011 (masdar:2011_GHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute March 2011 (masdar:2011_GHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute May 2011 (masdar:2011_GHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute November 2011 (masdar:2011_GHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute October 2011 (masdar:2011_GHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute September 2011 (masdar:2011_GHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute 2011 (masdar:2011_yearly_dhi)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute 2011 (masdar:2011_yearly_dni)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute 2011 (masdar:2011_yearly_ghi)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute April 2012 (masdar:2012_DHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute August 2012 (masdar:2012_DHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute December 2012 (masdar:2012_DHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute February 2012 (masdar:2012_DHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute January 2012 (masdar:2012_DHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute July 2012 (masdar:2012_DHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute June 2012 (masdar:2012_DHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute March 2012 (masdar:2012_DHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute May 2012 (masdar:2012_DHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute November 2012 (masdar:2012_DHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute October 2012 (masdar:2012_DHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute September 2012 (masdar:2012_DHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute April 2012 (masdar:2012_DNI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute August 2012 (masdar:2012_DNI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute December 2012 (masdar:2012_DNI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute February 2012 (masdar:2012_DNI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute January 2012 (masdar:2012_DNI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute July 2012 (masdar:2012_DNI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute June 2012 (masdar:2012_DNI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute March 2012 (masdar:2012_DNI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute May 2012 (masdar:2012_DNI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute November 2012 (masdar:2012_DNI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute October 2012 (masdar:2012_DNI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute September 2012 (masdar:2012_DNI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute April 2012 (masdar:2012_GHI_apr)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute August 2012 (masdar:2012_GHI_aug)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute December 2012 (masdar:2012_GHI_dec)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute February 2012 (masdar:2012_GHI_feb)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute January 2012 (masdar:2012_GHI_jan)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute July 2012 (masdar:2012_GHI_jul)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute June 2012 (masdar:2012_GHI_jun)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute March 2012 (masdar:2012_GHI_mar)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute May 2012 (masdar:2012_GHI_may)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute November 2012 (masdar:2012_GHI_nov)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute October 2012 (masdar:2012_GHI_oct)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute September 2012 (masdar:2012_GHI_sep)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly DHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute 2012 (masdar:2012_yearly_dhi)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly DNI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute 2012 (masdar:2012_yearly_dni)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Yearly GHI solar map UAE 3km Masdar Institute 2012 (masdar:2012_yearly_ghi)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery through a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) are produced at a 3 km spatial resolution and in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://atlas.masdar.ac.ae/docs/ReCREMA_UAE_Solar Atlas_Report.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1–16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2004_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2004_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2004_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2004_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2004_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2004_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2004_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2004_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2004_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2005_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2006_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2007_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2008_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2009_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2010_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2011_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2012_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2013_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2014_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2015_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DHI solar map UAE (masdar:DHI_2016_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2004_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2004_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2004_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2004_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2004_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2004_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2004_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2004_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2004_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2005_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2006_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2007_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2008_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Annual DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009_01)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009_02)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009_03)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009_04)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009_05)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009_06)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009_07)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009_08)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009_09)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009_10)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009_11)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

Monthly DNI solar map UAE (masdar:DNI_2009_12)

This map is part of the UAE solar atlas developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi. The UAE solar atlas utilizes satellite imagery of the SEVIRI instrument aboard the Meteosat Second Generation Satellite as inputs to a robust ANN model to map the solar potential across the country. Estimated irradiance is subsequently validated against independent ground data. Direct normal irradiance (DNI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) and global horizontal irradiance (GHI) maps are produced in a near real-time manner (updated every 15 min). The spatial resolution of the satellite images is 3 km at nadir, increasing to ~7 km over the UAE. The solar maps presented herein are resampled, and provided at a spatial resolution of ~2.2 km. Hourly, daily, monthly and yearly irradiation maps for all three components are derived as the final product. The UAE Solar Atlas report with a detailed explanation of the methodology and results is available at http://www.mesia.com/wp-content/uploads/UAE-Solar-Resource-Atlas.pdf Relevant publications: Eissa, Y., Chiesa, M., Ghedira, H., Assessment and recalibration of the Heliosat-2 method in global horizontal irradiance modeling over the desert environment of the UAE, Solar Energy, Vol. 86, pp 1816-1825, 2012. Eissa, Y., Marpu, P., Gherboudj, I., Ghedira, H., Ouarda, T., and Chiesa, M., Artificial neural network based model for retrieval of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global horizontal irradiances using SEVIRI images, Solar Energy, Vol. 89, pp 1-16, 2013. Updated list of publications can be found at http://recrema.masdar.ac.ae/publications/

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