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PV

Hourly PV capacity factors for the EU-28 plus Norway and Switzerland, simulated with MERRA-2 and CM-SAF SARAH, as described in the following paper:

[1] Pfenninger, Stefan and Staffell, Iain (2016). Long-term patterns of European PV output using 30 years of validated hourly reanalysis and satellite data. Energy 114, pp. 1251-1265. doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2016.08.060

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Wind

Hourly wind capacity factors for the EU-28 plus Norway and Switzerland, from MERRA, simulating the present-day fleet of wind farms, the near-term future and long-term future fleets, as described in in the following paper:

[2] Staffell, Iain and Pfenninger, Stefan (2016). Using Bias-Corrected Reanalysis to Simulate Current and Future Wind Power Output. Energy 114, pp. 1224-1239. doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2016.08.068

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