Climatempo was contracted by EPE with the support of the German Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of wind and solar energy
The EPE (Energy Research Company), together with the German company GIZ, recently hired the Climatempo Research, Development and Innovation laboratory to build the largest database focused on the wind and solar energy sectors.
The companies' objective is to develop a database that gathers reliable meteorological statistical data to assist in the production of renewable energies, such as wind and solar.
German company contributes to the development of the largest database in Brazil
For over 50 years, Germany and Brazil have been working together for the sustainable development of renewable energies. The company GIZ is focused on working with renewable energies and energy efficiency, as well as on the protection and sustainable use of the Brazilian rainforest. The ideals defended by the company have greatly helped in issues such as sustainable urban development and have also greatly helped in the investment opportunities of companies in favor of sustainability.
GIZ's main clients in Brazil are the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety.
Its main customers in Brazil are the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety and the Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy of the Federal Republic of Germany or the European Commission.
Increase in the use of wind and solar energy drives the creation of a database
With the excessive growth in the use of wind and solar energy in recent years, the lack of reliable and quality atmospheric information becomes essential, given that this type of energy generation largely depends on weather conditions. However, one of the major barriers in working with meteorological data is the unavailability of a complete, reliable, flawless database with a series of data for certain regions of interest.
The project being developed by EPE, aims to develop and provide a platform where an extensive base of reliable climate data will be available and will bring
a set of products and tools that aim to generate a set of information that can contribute to a more efficient investment planning in the wind and solar sectors. All data that will be available on the digital platform will be approved through statistical techniques and observed data, so that the final result is reliable for verifying the potentialization of energy generation through wind and solar energy sources.
Database will make data available throughout Brazil
The data platform being developed by EPE together with the German company GIZ, through Climatempo, will make data available for the entire Brazil of the last 40 years of characteristics such as wind speed and direction at different altitudes, incidence of solar radiation, among others.
According to what the website says petronews, the database could become a reference for the wind and solar sector, as any institution will be able to take advantage of the digital platform. The development of this new technology will bring a set of bonuses to the wind and solar sectors, with data based on observations, methods and technical-scientific criteria aimed at the production of inputs that contribute to an efficient allocation of public and private investments in the sector. energy, as well as the availability of meteorological data for consultation. The project is already running and should have its data platform available to the sector by the end of 2022.