Meteonorm gives users access to a catalogue of meteorological data for solar applications and system design at any desired location in the world. Climatological data of 8,300 weather stations globally are present and the measured parameters include monthly means of global radiation, temperature, humidity, precipitation, days with precipitation, wind speed and direction and sunshine duration. Selection between the time periods 1961 to 1990 and 2000 to 2009 for temperature, humidity, precipitation and wind speed are available.
An updated global radiation database for the period between 1986 and 2005 is also available. Additionally, wind load zones for Germany and Switzerland and snow load zones for Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France are also included. The new version includes an updated database, a new ground measurement station, a redesign of the interface, improved usability, easy installation and activation, and output of the uncertainty of the result, the company says.