New solar radiation database

A new community solar site has been launched: www.opensolardb.org, a solar radiation data database open for everybody, for adding data and for extracting data.

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  • mr.radonmr.radon Solar Expert Posts: 158 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: New solar radiation database

    Thanks for this link. After calling the NREL about their database I found it does not have as many data points as I expected. Google should really be tackling this. A better database will allow beter estimates of what a PV system will product averaged over 10 years. This years summer rain and clouds reduced PV production a lot. I would love to see a database that included this varibility, you know a standard deviation of yearly production....
  • russruss Solar Expert Posts: 593 ✭✭
    Re: New solar radiation database

    Look at the NASA site then.
  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: New solar radiation database

    Nasa data are based on satellite measurements, not on ground measurements and therefore are quite inaccurate. See http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/sse/[email protected] and follow the accuracy link
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