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Solar radiation databases


NASA SSE

NASA Solar Radiation Archive of over 200 satellite-derived meteorology and solar energy parameters, globally available at a resolution of 1x1.
NASA SSE

New! See our tutorial to get monthly and annual worldwide solar and climate data from NASA database.

HelioClim-1

Solar radiation calculated from Meteosat images by the Heliosat 2 method. Coverage: field of view of Meteosat satellite (Europe and Africa). Available through SoDa portal.
HelioClim-1

The NCEP/NCAR

Reanalysis Project Atmospheric analyses using historical data and analyses of the current atmospheric state. Coverage: the entire world, with a grid cell of approx. 2 in size. Available also through SoDa portal.
NCEP/NCAR

World Radiation Data Centre

WRDC : world radiation data center Solar radiation and radiation balance data (the world network). See also Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory. Worldwide solar radiation database.
World Radiation Data Centre

NREL/USA

US dynamic solar atlas; on grid cells of ~ 40 km by 40 km provides monthly averages of daily total solar resource available to flat plate photovoltaic modules and concentrators. Only USA.
NREL

Canada Natural Resources Canada

natural-ressources-canada-solar-radiation Photovoltaic (PV) potential and insolation web-based maps from interpolated measurements

Canada Natural ressources

Australia Bureau of Meteorology

australian-gov-radiation-sun Runs a computer model which produces estimates of the daily total of solar radiation from the MTSAT-1R geostationary satellite.
Australia Bureau of Meteorology

Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA)

SWERA_world-solar-radiation Data and assessment tools for energy market development in developing countries (UNEP/GEF)
Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment

SOLEMI

Satellite-based service for high-resolution solar radiation for Europe, Africa and Asia (DLR, Germany)
Solemi

OpenSolarDB : open Solar database

OpensolarDB is a database with average global daily solar radiation data for each month of the year as measured on the ground. The uniqueness of this solar database is that it is open for everybody, open for extracting data and open for introducing data. Everybody can extract data. This extracting can be done in various ways: by downloading, doing a copy/paste on-line, by connecting to a webservice or by Flex Remote Object services (amf format).
The solar radiation data in OpensolarDB are free and very accessible in many ways.
OpenSolardb website

Meteonorm

Data developed from ground measurements by interpolation for solar energy and applied meteorology. Partly available through SoDa portal.
Meteonorm

SolarGIS

High resolution solar radiation database developed from Meteosat MSG data. Available for Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia through the SolarGIS web portal.
SolarGIS-solar-radiation SolarGIS

INFOCLIMAT (Fr)

Climatic data for 100 french stations.
INFOCLIMAT

PVGIS solar data (EU)

PVGIS provide a large and accurate solar irradiation free database for europe, Africa Mediterranean Basin and South-West Asia. PVGIS_jrc-solar-radiation-map
PVgis

RETScreen (CAN)   

Restscreen is a free software that includes worlwide solar irradiation database.
RETScreen

S@tel-light (EU)   

From satelite databases 1996-2000, S@tel-light generate solar irradiation maps in Europe.
S@tel-light

SoDa HlioClim3 (F)   

Web service (Ecole des Mines de Paris) for profesionnals of solar energy. Worldwide solar radiation database.
SoDa HlioClim3

SRRI (USA) - Solar Radiation Resources Information

Worldwide solar radiation database.
SRRI

Worldclimate (USA)

Worldwide rainfall and temperature database (85000 sites).
Worldclimate






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