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Solar PV generation time series (PECD 2021 update)

This data (csv file) provides simulated hourly time series of solar PV generation for the regions shown in the attached map. The best 50 % of locations (in terms of mean irradiance) within each region are simulated, with south-facing installations and tilt angles approximately representing existing installations. A generic PV module and inverter are assumed. The meteorological data are from ERA5-Land and pvlib is used for the transformation to power generation (see references below). The map shows the resulting capacity factors (annual mean).

The time stamps are in GMT; the variable (column) names relate to the region names shown in the maps. The data include also country-level aggregations, e.g., UK00 is the aggregated solar PV generation of all the UK regions (weighted by regional installed capacities).

The data are part of the variable renewable energy generation time series created for ENTSO-E in the 2021 update of the Pan-European Climate Database (PECD) dataset. ENTSO-E has used the data in ERAA 2021 and Winter Outlook 2021-2022 assessments, and they are used in TYNDP 2022. The simulations are carried out by DTU Wind Energy, with the future technology selection and data validation discussed and agreed with ENTSO-E and its members.

This item is part of a larger collection of wind and solar data: https://doi.org/10.11583/DTU.c.5939581


PECD 2021 update project for ENTSO-E



Start date: 1982-01-01 Stop date: 2019-12-31


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  • Meteorological;>Mesoscale
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  • Electrical;>Other


  • Modeling

External conditions

  • Location;>Onshore;>Other

Data category

  • Meteorological data
  • Other data

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