Solar radiation databases
This section provide a list of solar radiation and meteorological databases free or to purchase.
Satellite-based service for high-resolution solar radiation for Europe, Africa and Asia (DLR, Germany)
Canada Natural Resources Canada :
Photovoltaic (PV) potential and insolation web-based maps from interpolated measurements
Canada Natural ressources
World Radiation Data Centre.
Solar radiation and radiation balance data (the world network). See also Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory. Worldwide solar radiation database.
World Radiation Data Centre
Data and assessment tools for energy market development in developing countries (UNEP/GEF)
Solar Energy Resource Assessment - PVDAQ
Worldwide solar radiation database.
Restscreen is a free software that includes worlwide solar radiation database.
Meteonorm gives full set of meteorological data. Developed from ground measurements by interpolation for solar energy and applied meteorology. Partly available through SoDa portal.
Australia Bureau of Meteorology
PVGIS provides a large and accurate solar radiation free database for europe, Africa Mediterranean Basin and South-West Asia.
The solar irradiation data generated are obtained by combining clear-sky simulations and weather conditions data.
This service offers solar radiation data from up to 5 days before current date, and until one hour before current time.
High resolution solar radiation database developed from Meteosat MSG data. Available for Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia through the SolarGIS web portal.
Global solar Atlas provides a summary of solar power potential and solar resources globally. It is provided by the World Bank Group ...
SoDa HelioClim3 is a web service (Ecole des Mines de Paris) for profesionnals of solar energy. Worldwide solar radiation database.
Worldclimate (USA) gives Worldwide rainfall and temperature database (85000 sites).
The NCEP/NCAR is a
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 degrees in size. Available also through SoDa portal.
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.