7TH TRAINING IN SOLAR RADIATION - 21 to 25 JAN. 2019 - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE

Last update: Jan. 2019
   

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Address: MINES ParisTech, 1 rue Claude Daunesse, 06904 Sophia Antipolis. Organize your trip

Story line

We follow the daily activities of a fictional character Maria, a solar energy engineer in charge of the creation of a new solar project. She must use GIS software to identify the most suitable site regarding the solar technology, then collects diverse solar radiation datasets (ground, satellite and numerical weather models) that she needs to validate and combine to create the bankable report to receive some funding from the banks. A banker also came to the training to give Maria key assets to increase their chance to receive the funds. Finally, she has to operate and monitor the plant and has the constraint to plan what the plant is injecting in the network.

Teachers

  • Prof Philippe Blanc, MINES ParisTech
  • Dr Alexandre Boilley, Transvalor S.A.
  • Dr Mathilde Marchand, Transvalor S.A.
  • Lionel Ménard, MINES ParisTech
  • Prof Thierry Ranchin, MINES ParisTech
  • Dr Yves-Marie Saint Drenan, MINES ParisTech
  • Dr Claire Thomas, Transvalor S.A.
  • PhD student Benoit Tournadre, MINES ParisTech
  • PhD student Hadrien Verbois
  • Dr. Etienne Wey, Transvalor S.A.

Program

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Training language: English

Day 0 Monday January 21st, 2019 (OPTIONAL)

14:00 – 14:30

Welcome coffee - Registration

14:30 – 16:30

Basics in solar radiation - Practical work : sun position

Prof. Blanc

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00

Basics in GIS

Prof. Ranchin
18:00 Adjourn day

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Day 1 Tuesday January 22nd, 2019

08:30 – 09:00

Welcome coffee - Registration

09:00 – 10:30

  • Presentation of MINES ParisTech and Transvalor
  • Round table: present yourself to the assembly
  • 5 min introduction of posters of OIE PhD students
Teachers & Participants
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break – poster session

11:00 – 12:00

Introduction of SoDa, HelioClim-3 and CAMS services

Dr Marchand

12:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Site prospection – Atlas IRENA, Atlas PACA, Urban solar cadasters

Dr Wey

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break – poster session

16:00 – 17:00

In-situ pyranometric measurements

Prof Blanc

17:00 – 17:30

Using existing in-situ pyranometric measurements

17:30 – 18:00

Using existing measuring stations from a nearby network

18:00

Adjourn day

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Day 2 Wednesday January 23rd, 2019

09:00 – 09:30

Supplementing ground data with meteorological analyses

Dr Boilley

09:30 – 10:30

Supplementing ground data with satellite data  (1/3)

Dr Thomas

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break – poster session

11:00 – 11:30

Supplementing ground data with satellite data  (2/3) - Limits

Dr Thomas

11:30 – 12:30

Supplementing ground data with satellite data  (3/3) - HelioClim, Heliosat, CAMS-rad

Dr Thomas

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 14:30

Protocol for validating estimates of solar radiation from meteorological analyses or satellite images

Dr Marchand

14:30 – 15:00

Calibration of a long term satellite irradiation time series

Dr Wey
15:00 – 16:00 Analyze of long term solar resource – variability and representativeness (TMY) Prof Blanc

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break – poster session

16:30 – 17:30 Practical work: Analyze cases of measurement failures All teachers

17:30

Adjourn day

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Dinner at Antibes (offered)

Day 3 Thursday January 24th, 2019

09:00 – 10:30

Monitoring an installation with satellite irradiation data: the challenge to deal with high resolution spatial and temporal variability

Prof Blanc and Dr Wey

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break – poster session

11:00 – 12:00 Bank and projects financing – Questions and answers Pierre Antoine Machelon

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:15 Introduction to forecast methodologies Dr Saint Drenan
14:15 – 16:15

New projects:

  1. Spectral radiation values: UV, Photosynthetically Active Radiation, PV
  2. Heliosat-5: toward a global coverage of HelioClim
  3. NEXTGEOSS: access to gridded CAMS data
  1. Dr Thomas
  2. Benoit Tournadre, PhD student
  3. Lionel Ménard and Hadrien Verbois, PhD student

16:15 – 16:45

Round table: collect recommendations from attendees to improve the training and collect questionnaires

All Participants + all teachers

16:45

Adjourn day

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Day 4 Friday January 25th, 2019 (optional) - Parallel practical work sessions

 
Dr Etienne Wey

Pr Philippe Blanc

09:00 – 12:30

QGIS discovery and use

Resource assessment / management of technical data in Maltab (Prerequisite: MatLab knowledge)

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 16:00

QGIS discovery and use

Resource assessment / management of technical data in Maltab (Prerequisite: MatLab knowledge)

16:00

Adjourn day

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