Australian Solar Energy Information System Online

The Australian Solar Energy Information System Online (ASEISonline) is a Geoscience Australia product for supporting, improving and providing regional scale pre-competitive solar resource data to the Solar Power industry, researchers and the public. Working in close collaboration with the Bureau of Meteorology, we have almost doubled the Bureau’s solar ground station network, improved the modelling processes and the reprocessing of some 25 years of satellite modelling data held by the Bureau, and developed products providing innovative ways to access and use solar resource data. The work has been funded through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

The product will foster and support regional solar analysis through three interacting areas:

  • Increasing the number of the Bureau’s solar monitoring stations across Australia to gain a better picture of the resource across a wider range of environs.
  • Improving solar exposure satellite models and apply these improved modelling techniques to the archive of satellite solar insolation data held by the Bureau.
  • Improve the discoverability, access and understanding of solar resource data through an interactive web portal and products.

On 18 November 2010, Geoscience Australia (GA) and The Department for Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) entered into a MOU for the provision of Spatial Information for Solar Resource Mapping relating to High Solar Prospectively Regions and Expansion of the Solar Observation Network.

Terms and Conditions

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The material within this website is provided for general information only, and should not be relied upon for any particular purpose. It is made available on the understanding that the Australian Government is not thereby engaged in rendering professional advice. Please contact Geoscience Australia before taking any action based on material on this website.

Geoscience data, including elevation data, is not guaranteed fit to be used for aviation purposes. Geoscience Australia has tried to make the information in the product, and derived maps, as accurate as possible. However, Geoscience Australia does not guarantee that the information is totally accurate or complete.

By placing a tick in the "I Agree" check box below you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you have any questions about these terms and conditions please contact Geoscience Australia.

Bureau of Meteorology

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The copyright for the solar data in the Bureau of Meteorology folder in this product resides with the Commonwealth of Australia. Apart from dealings under the Copyright Act 1968, the purchaser shall not reproduce, modify or supply (by sale or otherwise) this data without written permission. Enquiries should be made in the first instance to the address below.

Climate Information Services
National Climate Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
PO Box 1289
Melbourne Victoria 3001

Use of this data is also subject to the Bureau of Meteorology’s attribution and disclaimer notice below

Attribution and Disclaimer for use of the Product

This product contains some material provided by the Bureau of Meteorology. In respect of that part of the information which is sourced from the Bureau and to the maximum extent permitted by law:

  1. The Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Bureau makes no representation and gives no warranty of any kind whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise in respect to the availability, accuracy, currency, completeness, quality or reliability of the information or that the information will be fit for any particular purpose or will not infringe any third party Intellectual Property rights, and
  2. The Commonwealth of Australia’s liability for any loss, damage cost or expense resulting for use of, or reliance on, the information is entirely excluded to the maximum extent it can dos so under the law.

Access Constraint

Satellite derived solar global horizontal irradiance estimates are based on images from the Geostationary Meteorological Satellite GMS-5, Geostationary Operational Environment Satellite (GOES-9) and MTSAT-IR satellites which are provided with permission of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Any use of products from this imagery requires acknowledgement of the satellites of JMA and NOAA as the original source of the satellite data, and acknowledgement of the Commonwealth of Australia (Bureau of Meteorology) which received and processed the images. Acknowledgement should be in the form:

"Solar radiation data derived from satellite imagery processed by the Bureau of Meteorology from the Geostationary Meteorological satellite and MTSAT series operated by Japan Meteorological Agency and from GOES9 operated by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the Japan Meteorological Agency"

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