This article presents the latest parameters and delivery methods that provide global solar energy and meteorological resources on the Internet. Over the past several years the number of parameters in the Surface meteorology and Solar Energy Data Set has tripled. The newest parameters include solar geometry, a suite of wind speed and wind direction data, diffuse, direct normal and tilted surface solar irradiance. Requests by users and recommendations by the renewable energy industry have prompted the growth.
NASA Climatological Data for Renewable Energy Assessment
Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the ASME Solar Division May 2003; final revision March 2004. Associate Editor: A. Walker.
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Chandler, W. S., Whitlock, C. H., and Stackhouse, , P. W. (July 19, 2004). "NASA Climatological Data for Renewable Energy Assessment ." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2004; 126(3): 945–949. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1748466
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