Global solar Atlas provides a summary of solar power potential and solar resources globally. It also provides an online free PV power simulation tool.
The photovoltaic power production in this Atlas is simulated using multi-year, sub-hourly time series of solar radiation and air temperature. The PV production is based on the start-up phase of a PV project, so the long-term performance degradation of PV modules is not considered.
Three main type of system can be selected from the Global Solar Atlas PV electricity calculation tab: small residential, medium-size commercial, and ground-mounted large scale.
For a selected location, potential electricity production from the PV power system is calculated based on several conversion steps.
The maps and data have been prepared by Solargis for The World Bank Group.