Changelog

Changelog

We keep on developing Meteonorm. We update the data base and algorithms, add additional features and remove possible bugs.

On this page you can follow the version history.

Meteonorm 7.1.11

01-10-2017

  • Fixes address search for all countries
  • Fixes locations London Airport and Oslo
  • Updates output format EPW

Meteonorm 7.1.10

07-28-2016

  • New provider for map and geocoding data
  • New output format SAM
  • New output format DWD TRY 1.1
  • Removes impossible selection of combinations of minutes radiation models and output formats
  • Minor data correction for Senegal
  • Minor improvements in the graphical user interface

Note: Starting with Meteonorm version 7.1.10, Windows XP is no longer supported.

Meteonorm 7.1.9

06-15-2016

  • New output format for PVscout 2
  • Meteonorm reports a failure when an output file cannot be written
  • Fixes precipitation data in Sudan
  • Mixing ratio for german and danish TMY are calculated correctly now
  • Fixes a problem with horizontal global radiation in batch mode

Meteonorm 7.1.8

02-03-2016

  • Adds P10- and P90-values for global radiation to the monthly result view
  • Updated precipitation data for Korea, France and the USA
  • New camera Sony DSC-HX60V in Horicatcher
  • Fixes errors in batch mode
  • Graphs are now saved without missing pixels from the result previews

Meteonorm 7.1.7

11-24-2015

  • Additional output parameters for formats EPW and PHPP
  • Fixes saved times of sunrises and sunsets

Meteonorm 7.1.6

08-27-2015

  • Allows output of 15 minute values
  • Extends the output formats Science and PHPP
  • Fixes a problem with the calculation of snow loads (in Switzerland)

Meteonorm 7.1.5

07-30-2015

  • Updated data for Denmark, incl. TMY3 data
  • Meteonorm now uses significantly less memory in batch mode
  • Sun paths in the morning and evening hours corrected
  • Additional parameters for the PHPP output format
  • SIA-2018 wind gusts are now calculated correctly
  • Umlauts in the METEO output format formatted correctly

Meteonorm 7.1.4

05-27-2015

  • Sunset and sunrise dates can be saved
  • Small updates and changes to enhance the stability
  • Download of TMY data simplified
  • Update of batch mode
  • Corrections and update of PHPP output formats
  • Additional information about time periods and share of satellite and ground data for interpolation
  • Addition of UVB parameter
  • Small corrections of climate database 

Meteonorm 7.1.3

11-04-2014

  • Security update for users of obsolete operating systems (Windows XP)
  • No functional changes

Meteonorm 7.1.2

09-19-2014

  • Updates to global radiation data for China, Japan, Turkey and India
  • Correctly reads in altitude information in batch files with Swiss coordinates
  • Additions to the output format PHPP
  • Updates to the output format Pleiades/Comfie
  • Output format Solar-Ripp now automatically creates binary packed data

Meteonorm 7.1.1

06-03-2014

  • Includes the missing manual and theory PDF
  • Fixes a problem with the output format Standard opt.

Meteonorm 7.1.0

05-27-2014

  • New batch mode: Calculate up to 100 locations at once
  • New radiation data from 1991 to 2010 and new satellite data outside Europe and Northern Africa (8 instead of 30 km)
  • Many further improvements

Meteonorm 7.0.22

08-22-2013

  • Fixes problems with user profiles stored on server paths.
  • Fixes problems with entering time zones and searching on the map on certain locales.

Meteonorm 7.0.21

07-05-2013

  • More precise calculation of radiation data.
  • Imported monthly radiation data of user defined locations can now be used for interpolation.
  • Daily data can now be imported.
  • Corrects wind load data for Switzerland.
  • Adds the custom horizon to the report.
  • New output format for StruSoft.
  • Optionally remembers the output format setting.

Note: This version had been retracted due to problems with file paths on certain Windows installations. All changes have been integrated into version 7.0.22.

Meteonorm 7.0.20

02-27-2013

  • Corrections of the radiation output when using a horizon with temporary shadowing.
  • Corrections of the radiation output of locations above the polar circle.
  • The preview should now correctly indicate which data (meteonorm or imported) was used in the calculation.
  • Location data changes for Guatemala, Potsdam, Sede Boqer, Gillot.
  • Improvements for the spanish and italian translations.
  • Changes to the graphical interface: More information visible.

Meteonorm 7.0.19

12-05-2012

  • Fixes beam output for TMY3.
  • Adds spanish translation.
  • Improves handling of coordinates in the location information dialog for international users.
  • Adds wind load information to preview.
  • Custom locations are now sorted alphabetically.
  • Monthly dew point temperature values are now handled correctly. Import of relative humidity enabled.

Meteonorm 7.0.18

11-05-2012

  • Fixes a bug in the user-defined locations dialog (entering latitude/longitude).
  • For locations with high horizons, corrected global radiation data is now used per default. In previous versions, original global radiation data is used per default (register modifications; only for approx. 20 Swiss weather stations).
  • Test reference stations of DWD: change of time reference and limitation of high beam values. In previous versions partially too high beam values have been calculated (in morning hours) due to time reference errors.
  • Horizontal beam (H_Bh or G_Bn) is now correctly named in user defined output format. 

Meteonorm 7.0.17

10-18-2012

  • Adding a constant horizon on a topological horizon resulted in an invalid horizon.
  • Improvements to the monthly values import table.
  • Corrects wrong parameter output for PVSyst calculations.
  • User defined locations are now searchable.
  • Minor improvements for the user interface.

Meteonorm 7.0.16

09-13-2012

  • Adds HORIcatcher
  • Minor updates to the report
  • Minor updates of the station list

Meteonorm 7.0.15

08-27-2012

  • Adds italian localisation
  • Adds the possibility to use authenticated proxies
  • Improves the handling of hourly import files
  • Fixes a problem when not using the topographical horizon
  • Fixes a poblem when importing data for 2011 and 2012
  • Fixes the scroll bar functionality on small screens

Meteonorm 7.0.14

07-26-2012

  • Improved Internet connectivity and proxy handling.

Meteonorm 7.0.13

07-13-2012

  • Adds french localisation.
  • Changes license management: One serial number is now valid for all users on one system.
  • Adds an easy way to define constant horizons.
  • Underdefined horizons (Less than one point per 90°) are now calculated correctly.
  • Corrects radiation periods for weather stations in the output preview.
  • Imports custom locations from XML, CSV and MDB. Imports the old stnuser2005.mdb now. Can fill in missing location data (I.e. altitude, timzone)
  • Improves Internet connection handling for registration and maps.
  • New, simpler save data dialog.
  • The file extensions for custom formats are now configurable.
  • Minor bugfixes and correction to some location coordinates.

Meteonorm 7.0.12

06-08-2012

  • Fixes severe localisation problems in regions where commata are used instead of decimal points (Germany, France, Norway et al.) This also fixes crashes during startup for french users.
  • Implements automatic proxy server detection and prevents crashes during the registration process.
  • Fixes report generation for the TMY2 format.
  • Horizon files saved by meteonorm 7 are now compatible with PV*SOL.
  • Sun paths are now correctly drawn on the southern hemisphere.
  • Minor bug fixes and corrections of translation errors.

Meteonorm 7.0.11

05-31-2012

Intial release.

What's new?

What's new in the meteonorm software version 7?

Design and Tools
  • Total redesign of software, more intuitive handling.
  • New map tool for site selection.
  • New import interface for user defined data (including current data by internet).
  • Redesign of the horizon tool, including calculation of reflexions of panels.
  • Access to climate change forecasts (3 IPCC scenarios).
Database update
  • Updated database including 8'300 weather stations.
  • Output of the uncertainty of yearly values of radiation and temperature for any site.
  • Wind load zones for Germany and Switzerland and snow load zones for Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France.
Models
  • Updated interpolation models to calculate mean values for any site in the world.
  • Calculation of direct radiation and inclined planes with additional models.