Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 2749–2766, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2749-2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 2749–2766, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-2749-2022
Data description paper
15 Jun 2022
Data description paper | 15 Jun 2022

Hourly historical and near-future weather and climate variables for energy system modelling

Hannah C. Bloomfield et al.

Data sets

ERA5 derived time series of European aggregated surface weather variables, wind power, and solar power capacity factors: hourly data from 1950-2020. Hannah C. Bloomfield and David J. Brayshaw, https://doi.org/10.17864/1947.000321

Future climate projections of surface weather variables, wind power, and solar power capacity factors across North-West Europe Hannah C. Bloomfield and David J. Brayshaw, https://doi.org/10.17864/1947.000331

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Short summary
There is a global increase in renewable generation to meet carbon targets and reduce the impacts of climate change. Renewable generation and electricity demand depend on the weather. This means there is a need for high-quality weather data for energy system modelling. We present a new European-level, 70-year dataset which has been specifically designed to support the energy sector. We provide hourly, sub-national climate outputs and include the impacts of near-term climate change.