SolarAnywhere Data

Know your solar resource. Rely on high-quality, location-specific satellite-derived irradiance measurements and short-term operational forecasts to reduce the risks of developing, operating and integrating solar.

2014 solar resource maps

MANAGE SOLAR PROJECT RISK WITH THE INDUSTRY’S MOST ADVANCED SATELLITE MODELS

Long-Term Resource Assessment

Understand long-term project potential with more than 17 years of solar irradiance and weather measurements.

Use typical-year and time-series files in PV modeling software to analyze project payback risk.

Advanced Perez Satellite Models

Only SolarAnywhere offers the latest and most accurate Perez satellite-to-solar irradiance models, assuring that your project resource assessment is based on the most trusted approach available in the solar industry.

Vetted by numerous research agencies including NREL, Perez satellite models have been the longest-running remote sensing models used in the NSRDB.

Operational Forecasts

Set-up recurring irradiance, weather and PV power forecasts to meet project operational requirements. Delivery via email, secure FTP or API methods make for easy set-up and integration, with minimal need for IT involvement.

Streamlined Project Development

Keep your analysts focused on project development, not waiting for data to be delivered. The SolarAnywhere Data Task Webpage and API enable download features that support multiple site access, as well as integration into custom software.

The SolarAnywhere Data Task Page makes it easy to index site downloads, and search by location and site name. Manage your weather data files on SolarAnywhere for efficient organization.

DATA AVAILABILITY

Data Sets Geographies Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Historical Look Back Short-Term Forecast Horizon
Standard Resolution GHI, DNI, DIF, Wind Speed, Temperature Continental US, Hawaii, Canada (to 50°), Mexico, The Caribbean 10 km x 10 km 1-hour 1/1/1998 to present Up to 7-days (Continental US and Hawaii only)
Enhanced Resolution GHI, DNI, DIF, Wind Speed, Temperature Continental US, Hawaii, Canada (to 50°), Mexico, The Caribbean 1 km x 1 km 30 minute or 1-hour 1/1/1998 to present Up to 7-days (Continental US and Hawaii only)
High Resolution GHI, DNI, DIF, Wind Speed, Temperature Continental US and Hawaii 1 km x 1 km 1 minute 1/1/1998 to present Up to 30 minutes (Continental US and Hawaii only)

COMBINE SATELLITE AND GROUND MEASUREMENT FOR OPTIMAL SITE ANALYSIS

Need ground data to maximize accuracy of your irradiance assessment? Contact our partner GroundWork Renewables to combine your satellite data with high-quality ground measurements. The result will be the lowest bankable project risks.