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MERRA2 derived time series of European country-aggregate electricity demand, wind power generation and solar power generation

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The MERRA2 reanalysis data (1980-2018) has been used to calculate the hourly, country aggregated wind and solar power generation for 28 European countries based on a distribution of wind and solar farms which is considered to be representative of the current situation (2017). In addition a corresponding daily time series of nationally aggregated electricity demand is provided. The data sets have been produced to investigate the inter-annual variability of the three weather-dependent power system components.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Bloomfield, Hannah ORCID logoORCID:, Brayshaw, David and Charlton-Perez, Andrew ORCID logoORCID:
Rights-holders: University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2020
Data last accessed: 5 April 2024
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Organisational units: Science > School of Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences > NCAS
Science > School of Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
Participating Organisations: University of Reading
Keywords: electricity demand, wind power generation, solar power generation
Data Availability: OPEN


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