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  • SSE-RENEWABLE ENERGY:   Satellite and modeled derived data supporting Renewable Energy Technologies (RET's).
    • Over 200 satellite-derived meteorology and solar energy parameters
    • Monthly averaged parameters for the period July 1, 1983 through June 30, 2005
    • Daily averaged solar and meteorolgical data over the time period July 1983 - June 2005
    • Global coverage on a 1° latitude by 1° longitude grid
    • Data for the RETScreen® International Clean Energy Project Analysis Software
    • Data for the Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables (HOMER software)
    • SSE Methodology - Executive Summary
    • SSE Methodology: (On-line Version); (PDF Version)

  • SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS:   Satellite and modeled derived data for the preliminary design of buildings and associated renewable-energy power systems.
    • Near Real-time Daily Global Radiation and Meteorology
      • Daily averaged solar radiation from July 1, 1983 through near real-time
      • Daily averaged air pressure, average/minimum/maximum temperature, humidity and wind speed from January 1, 1983 and near real-time
      • Global coverage on a 1° latitude by 1° longitude grid
    • Higher Resolution Daily Time Series by Location
      • January 1, 1981 through a few months behind real-time
      • Meteorological parameters from NASA's Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) only (no solar parameters)
      • Parameters for any location available at a 1/2° latitude by 1/2° longitude grid
    • DOE/ASHRAE Building Climate Parameters
      • Air temperature and precipitation
      • Heating & cooling degree days
      • Climate types & zones.
      • Global coverage on a ½° latitude by ½° longitude grid
    • Monthly averages for the indicated climatological period
      • Solar radiation: 1984 - 2007 (24 years)
      • Temperature, humidity and wind speed: 1983 - 2007 (25 years)
      • Global coverage on a 1° latitude by 1° longitude grid
    • Psychrometric Charts for the continental United States (CONUS)
      • Yearly for 1983 through 2007
      • CONUS coverage on a 1° latitude by 1° longitude grid
    • Three-hourly pressure, temperature, humidity and wind speed for the CONUS
      • January 1, 1983 - September 30, 2008
      • CONUS coverage on a 1° latitude by 1° longitude grid


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