Tag Archives: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NREL Solar Prospector

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory of United States (NREL) has done an amazing job developing the Solar Prospector, a tool to navigate through data derived from satellite imagery with a resolution of 10×10 km. This mapping tool is designed to help developers site large-scale solar plants by providing easy access to solar resource datasets and other data relevant to utility-scale solar power projects.

Unfortunately the information is only for United States.

Solar Prospector

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South America Direct Normal Solar Radiation

A little old image of direct normal solar radiation in South America with a resolution of 40 km x 40 km created by NREL fot SWERA project.

Better resolution images in pdf format can be found here.