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 7.2.4


  • Fixes a problem with missing exceptions log files.

Meteonorm 7.2.3


  • Maintenance release with minor changes

Meteonorm 7.2.2


  • Solves a problem with the webservice for altitude informations
  • Solves a problem with snow heights near Switzerland

Meteonorm 7.2.1


  • Solves a problem with the turbidity database. Turbidity is now calculated correctly world wide.
  • Correct unit for precipitable water
  • TT DIN 4710 works in batch mode correctly now

Meteonorm 7.2.0


Meteonorm 7.2 is a paid upgrade. Please use the upgrade form to renew your current Meteonorm 7.1 licences.

Detailed information about the release.

  • Two new minute models
  • New aerosol data
  • Updated data for Switzerland and Germany
  • Urban heat effects
  • Many small changes and updates


Meteonorm 7.1.11


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

Meteonorm 7.1.10


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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

Meteonorm 7.1.6


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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

Meteonorm 7.1.2


  • 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


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

Meteonorm 7.1.0


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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

Meteonorm 7.0.15


  • 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


  • Improved Internet connectivity and proxy handling.

Meteonorm 7.0.13


  • 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


  • 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


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.
  • Updated interpolation models to calculate mean values for any site in the world.
  • Calculation of direct radiation and inclined planes with additional models.