Irradiation data for
every place on Earth.

Easily accessible with Meteonorm.

Meteonorm Software

Meteonorm offers you simple access to accurate data for any place on Earth: Irradiation, temperature and more climate parameters are available.

Meteonorm contains worldwide weather data which you can retrieve in over 35 data formats. Be it as an Excel file for manual analysis or be it as an import to your photovoltaic, solar thermal or building simulation software.

Meteonorm contains the best foundation: 8'325 weather stations, five geostationary satellites and 30 years of experience. On this basis, state of the art interpolation models deliver global data with highest accuracy.

Meteonorm Features

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  • Access

    Irradiation and other weather data for any location on Earth.

  • Global Data

    The database is fed by 8'325 weather stations worldwide as well as by five geostationary satellites with global coverage.

  • Highest Precision

    Built-in state of the art interpolation models deliver data for any location worldwide with a precision compareable to measurements.

  • Historical Data

    The standard is 1991–2010 for irradiation and 2000–2009 for other parameters; other periods can be selected.

  • Current Data

    Current data can be accessed online directly from the software. User data can also be imported.

  • Future Data

    Meteonorm contains several climate change scenarios, so you can also plan for the future.

  • Over 30 Parameters

    Global radiation, direct radiation, temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind etc. See the list of all parameters. 

  • Time Intervalls

    Meteonorm delivers monthly, hourly and even minute values.

  • Export Formats

    More than 35 output formats are available: CSV, TMY2, TMY3, EPW, PVSol, PVSyst, Polysun etc. See the list of all formats.

Weather Stations in Meteonorm

1'600

Europe

2'625

North America

800

Central/South America

1'900

Asia (with Russia)

600

Africa

800

Australia and Oceania

+5

Satellites

8'325

World

Products & Services

You require a specific data set or analysis? We offer a range of customizeable products and services based on Meteonorm.

Licences

The full version licence provides full access to all the data and functions of the Meteonorm software. If you own a licence of Meteonorm version 6 you can upgrade to version 7. A EDU licence for universities and schools provides access to a full version of the Meteonorm software and 10 tutorial licences which are valid for one year

Meteonorm Software

Meteonorm Software

675 CHF

(Additional Licence: 338 CHF)

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Meteonorm Upgrade

Meteonorm Upgrade

270 CHF

(Additional Licence: 135 CHF)

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Meteonorm EDU

Meteonorm EDU

600 CHF

(Additional Licence: 200 CHF)

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Data sets & maps

If you need Meteonorm data sets at specific sites only every now and then, you can buy the typical years you need. Additionally, you can buy historic time series for specific sites from weather stations and satellite data from our measurement archive. Additionaly we produce irradiation maps for every region on the globe between 62°S and 62° N.

Typical years

Typical years

125 CHF

Order

Historical time series

Historical time series

from 150 CHF

Request

Maps

Maps

from 625 CHF

Request

Plug-In (DLL) & Web Service (API)

With the Meteonorm plug-in (DLL) you can integrate the whole Meteonorm data base into your software application. With the Meteonorm Webservice (API) you can integrate meteonorm data sets online into websites or simulation software.

Web service (API)

Web service (API)

Request

Plug-In (DLL)

Plug-In (DLL)

Request

Extended services

A solar cadastre provides orientation, angle, irradiation, and the potential of solar production for each rooftop. The irradiation data comes from Meteonorm. Our expertises are tailor-made assessments of solar radiation for your location and for your special preferences.

Horicatcher

Horicatcher

1200 CHF

Request

Expertise

Expertise

Price on request

Request

Solar Cadastre

Solar Cadastre

Price on request

Request

Meteotest

Meteotest is the company behind the product Meteonorm.

Meteotest

Meteotest was founded 1981 as an independent private company. Our team consists of approximately 40 scientists, engineers and software developers.

Meteotest is committed to ecological issues and a sound working environment since it was founded. The majority of the company is owned by the employees. This aspect is a guarantee for the long term successful strategy of our company as well as a high dedication towards our clients.

In this environment, the first version of Meteonorm was created in the early 80ies thanks to intensive research activities in collaboration with universities and the industry. Since then Meteonorm has been continously developed. Today it is considered as an industry reference for solar resources and is successfully used worldwide.

Meteonorm Software

Meteonorm offers you access to accurate climate data for any place on earth: Irradiation, temperature and more climate parameters are available.

The Meteonorm software contains worldwide climate data which you can retrieve in over 35 data formats. This can be as an Excel file for specific analysis or as a direct import to your photovoltaic, solar thermal or building simulation software.

Meteonorm contains the best data base: 8'325 weather stations, five geostationary satellites and 30 years of experience. On this basis, state of the art interpolation models provide data for every site with highest accuracy.

  • Access
    Irradiation and other climate data for any location on earth as typical years.
  • Global Data
    The database contains 8'325 weather stations worldwide as well as five geostationary satellites with global coverage.
  • Highest Precision
    Built-in state of the art interpolation models provide data for any location worldwide with a precision compareable to measurements.
  • Historical Data
    The standard is 1991–2010 for irradiation and 2000–2009 for the other parameters; other periods can be selected.
  • Current Data
    Current data can be accessed online directly from the software. User data can also be imported.
  • Future Data
    Meteonorm contains several climate change scenarios, so you can also plan for the future.
  • Over 30 Parameters
    Global radiation, direct radiation, temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and many more.
  • Time Intervalls
    Meteonorm delivers monthly, hourly and even minute values.
  • Export Formats
    More than 35 output formats are available: CSV, TMY2, TMY3, EPW, PVSol, PVSyst, Polysun and many more.
Order online: Meteonorm Software

Meteonorm EDU

A EDU licence for universities and schools provides access to a full version of the Meteonorm software and 10 tutorial licences which are valid for one year

The Meteonorm software contains worldwide climate data which you can retrieve in over 35 data formats. This can be as an Excel file for specific analysis or as a direct import to your photovoltaic, solar thermal or building simulation software.

Meteonorm contains the best data base: 8'325 weather stations, five geostationary satellites and 30 years of experience. On this basis, state of the art interpolation models provide data for every site with highest accuracy.

  • Access
    Irradiation and other climate data for any location on earth as typical years.
  • Global Data
    The database contains 8'325 weather stations worldwide as well as five geostationary satellites with global coverage.
  • Highest Precision
    Built-in state of the art interpolation models provide data for any location worldwide with a precision compareable to measurements.
  • Historical Data
    The standard is 1991–2010 for irradiation and 2000–2009 for the other parameters; other periods can be selected.
  • Current Data
    Current data can be accessed online directly from the software. User data can also be imported.
  • Future Data
    Meteonorm contains several climate change scenarios, so you can also plan for the future.
  • Over 30 Parameters
    Global radiation, direct radiation, temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and many more.
  • Time Intervalls
    Meteonorm delivers monthly, hourly and even minute values.
  • Export Formats
    More than 35 output formats are available: CSV, TMY2, TMY3, EPW, PVSol, PVSyst, Polysun and many more.

Order online: Meteonorm EDU

Meteonorm Upgrade

If you own a licence of Meteonorm version 6 you can upgrade to version 7

The Meteonorm software contains worldwide climate data which you can retrieve in over 35 data formats. This can be as an Excel file for specific analysis or as a direct import to your photovoltaic, solar thermal or building simulation software.

Meteonorm contains the best data base: 8'325 weather stations, five geostationary satellites and 30 years of experience. On this basis, state of the art interpolation models provide data for every site with highest accuracy.

  • Access
    Irradiation and other climate data for any location on earth as typical years.
  • Global Data
    The database contains 8'325 weather stations worldwide as well as five geostationary satellites with global coverage.
  • Highest Precision
    Built-in state of the art interpolation models provide data for any location worldwide with a precision compareable to measurements.
  • Historical Data
    The standard is 1991–2010 for irradiation and 2000–2009 for the other parameters; other periods can be selected.
  • Current Data
    Current data can be accessed online directly from the software. User data can also be imported.
  • Future Data
    Meteonorm contains several climate change scenarios, so you can also plan for the future.
  • Over 30 Parameters
    Global radiation, direct radiation, temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and many more.
  • Time Intervalls
    Meteonorm delivers monthly, hourly and even minute values.
  • Export Formats
    More than 35 output formats are available: CSV, TMY2, TMY3, EPW, PVSol, PVSyst, Polysun and many more.

Order online: Meteonorm Upgrade

Web service (API)

With the Meteonorm Webservice (API) you can integrate meteonorm data sets online into websites or simulation software.

Meteonorm  data sets can also be requested through a web service (API). Through this web service, Meteonorm datasets can be accessed online and thus directly be implemented in a website or standalone simulation tools.

The web service is based on the same core and meteorological data as the Meteonorm software version 7.1. It provides typical meteorological years for any location by entering latitude and longitude of a site. All Meteonorm parameters can be returned as hourly or monthly values. The values are provided in different formats like JSON, XML or CSV:

Additionally we offer a web service which is calculating the horizon line of the topography as well as the altitude.

Here you can find the factsheet of the web service including the API and the pricing.

The following companies are already using the web service:

Vela Solaris AG, Switzerland (Polysun software)
Firstsolar USA (online PV simulation tool)

Order online: Web service (API)

Historical time series

Our measurement archive contains historical, unaltered time series from meteorological stations or satellites.

Weather stations

From our measurement archive we provide historical monthly averages of different climate parameters of any meteorological station of your choice. These data sets are only available for the locations of measurement stations (no interpolations).

Satellite data

Based on our satellite data, we provide historical time series of irradiation (monthly or hourly data) for any location in Europe and North Africa.

Order process

To check your order we need the following informations from you:

  • Station name and country
  • Longitude and latitude
  • Time period
  • Required parameters
  • Required data format

Based on your request we will check the availability of the specified time period and parameters. The final order will only be executed after your reconfirmation.

Order online: Historical time series

Typical years

If you need Meteonorm datasets at specific sites only every now and then, you can buy the typical years you need.


Typical year

A Meteonorm dataset contains values of the required weather parameters for a typical year in the selected time intervall (minute, 10/15-minute, hourly or daily values). The typical year corresponds to the long term mean and is therefore the reference for assessments and planning purposes.

Order online: Typical years

Horicatcher

With the Horicatcher you can digitize the local horizon and shadowing situation efficiently and precisely. Import the horizon into Meteonorm for even more precise results.

From the horizon data, Meteonorm calculates limitations of the sunshine duration and irradiation due to obstacles. The result can be analyzed directly in the field.

Horizon Analysis in Seconds

The Horicatcher tool within the Meteonorm software calculates the sun's orbit, which is put in relation with the horizon. Meteonorm takes into account the reduced solar energy input, the sunshine duration and sun exposure.

Using meteonorm horicatcher, Meteotest also provides individual sunshine exposure analyses. Aus us for a quote!

Components

A horizon mirror, the camera and the mounting device are attached to a regular photographic tripod. The built-in circular level allows a precise leveling of the device. The following components are included in the delivery:

  • digital camera
  • camera mounting device and horizon mirror
  • new: analysis software included in the meteonorm software (Version 7)

Order online: Horicatcher

Maps

We produce maps with any meteorological parameter for any region in the world between 62° S and 62° N.

Meteonorm maps are based on the Meteonorm database and the Meteonorm interpolation algorithms. As each map point is calculated separately, the production of a Meteonorm map requires a lot of computing power.

Direct normal (beam) radiation as well as global radiation maps are the most requested ones. However, we can produce maps for virtually any meteorological parameter.

Available resolutions

  • standard resolution: 8 km
  • high resolution: 3 km (nur Europe)
  • very high resolution: 0.1–1 km

Additional information

  • standard format: PNG
  • very high resolution: max. 50'000 data points (horizon taken into consideration)

Order online: Maps

Plug-In (DLL)

With the Meteonorm plug-in (DLL) you can integrate the whole Meteonorm data base directly into your software application.

With the Meteonorm Plug-In, you get direct access to the all meteorological data for your PV or building simulation software.

References

These software products rely on Meteonorm plug-Ins:

  • Polysun (Vela Solaris AG, Switzerland)
  • T*SOL/PV*SOL (Dr. Valentin Energiesoftware GmbH, Germany)
  • PVSyst (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • PHPP (Passivhausinstitut, Germany)
  • Lesosai (E4Tech Sarl, Switzerland)
  • Solarmax Simulation Tool (Sputnik Engineering AG, Switzerland)
  • IVT Simulation Tool (IVT Heat Pump, Sweden)
  • Hevacomp (Bentley, UK)
  • Transsolar (CSTB / Aiguasol, Spain)
  • Hottgenroth Software (Germany)
  • Tachion/Solar-Toolbox (Solar Campus GmbH, Switzerland)
  • PV Designer Software (Solmetric Corporation, USA)
  • HPC2 (Danfos Värmepumpar AB, Sweden)
  • Plan4[solar]PV (Gascad 3D Technologie GmbH, Germany)
Contact us for details!

Order online: Plug-In (DLL)

Expertise

Our expertises are individually customized assessments of the solar irradiation at your project site and for your specific requirements.

Our experts analyse all available data sources and provide you with a trustworthy and independent first or second opinion on the solar irradiation.

Additional data sources

An expertise is the ideal supplement to the Meteonorm software. It takes external data sources into account which are not available through the software.

Usually, our expertises contain information on the following topics:

  • Solar irradiation (Gh, DNI)
  • Data quality
  • Distance to weather stations
  • Variability, trends
  • Uncertainty
  • Exceedance probability (P90/P10)
  • Climate change (IPCC scenarios)

Uncertainty analysis

An expertise contains a detailed analysis of the uncertainty of the solar assessment. The uncertainty mainly depends on the number and the quality of weather stations available in the vicinity of your site. Different data sources – including different satellite data – are compared and taken into account.

Build on our experience

Our expertise gives you access to 25 years of experience in solar resource assessment.

 

Order online: Expertise

Solar Cadastre

A solar cadastre provides orientation, angle, irradiation, and the potential of solar production for each rooftop. The irradiation data comes from Meteonorm


Based on Meteonorm

In collaboration with our GIS department, we offer solar cadasters for towns, communes and regions based high resolution digital terrain models a 3D town model. For each point on every roof, we calculate local shadowing (trees, neighboring buildings) as well as the topographic horizon. The terrain model's high resolution even allows taking complex roof structures into account. The irradiation data is calculated for each roof surface separately.

Benefits

Our solar cadasters can be utilized to assess a town's or region's potential for the production of solar power. Additionally, the data can be combined with additional information, e.g. protected historical buildings, in order to further refine the potential analysis. Furthermore, a yearly solar power production can be calculated for single houses and even single roof areas.

Planning and communication tool

This information can be used internally (authorities, power companies) or published in a web application in order to sensitize house owners and citizens.

Order online: Solar Cadastre