Solar Potential in Castilla y León, Spain

  1. M. Díez-Mediavilla
  2. M.C. Rodríguez-Amigo
  3. A. Mediavilla-Trabada
  4. A. Pérez-Burgos
  5. C. Alonso-Tristán
29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition

ISBN: 978-3-936338-34-8

Year of publication: 2014

Pages: 2971 - 2974

Type: Conference paper

DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20142014-5BV.2.52 GOOGLE SCHOLAR


The feasibility of exploiting solar energy in Castilla y León, Spain, is investigated in this study. The temporal and the geographical solar resources in the region and their trends were studied over a seven year period. Maximum, minimum, and average values of monthly and annual global horizontal radiation and the clearness index were calculated from the data recorded at forty-six weather stations. The experimental data sets were then filtered and validated using the procedures indicated by WMO. The region is considered to have a high solar potential, with high values of global irradiation and a low percentage of cloudy days.