Monitoring, Solar

1991-2005 Update for National Solar Radiation Data Base

Washington, DC [] The updated 1991-2005 National Solar Radiation Data Base (NSRDB) is now available from NREL and the National Climatic Data Center. The update (472 pp) includes solar and meteorological data from 1,454 sites in the U.S., as well as a 10-km resolution hourly solar data set for 1998-2005. The 1991-2005 National Solar Radiation Database was produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in collaboration with six partners: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (State University of New York at Albany), Climate Systems Branch (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), National Climatic Data Center (U.S. Department of Commerce), Northeast Regional Climate Center (Cornell University), Solar Consulting Services (Colebrook, New Hampshire), Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory (University of Oregon).