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RDD 73. High Resolution Solar and Wind Energy Datasets for Ireland - Irish Centre for High End Computing 

This is an ambitious and complex project with a policy-orientated focus that will deliver long-term, high-resolution gridded and time-series Regional Climate Model (RCM) datasets of solar radiation (thermal/PV) and onshore/offshore wind fields.

The proposed project will assist in the production of a first solar atlas for Ireland and update and develop the current wind atlas. The project team will closely follow the methods and recommendations of the SEAI 2013 Wind Atlas technical report.  Producing accurate and up-to-date energy maps for Ireland will support informed decision making on the cost-effectiveness of solar and wind developments and further promote the use of renewable energy technologies.

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  • Category: Policy Orientated Study (100%)
  • Total Project Cost: €62,064
  • SEAI grant (2016): €62,064
  • Final Project Report HERE
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