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and meteorological parameters for:

  • 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: (PDF Format)

  • SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS:   Satellite and modeled derived data for the preliminary design of buildings and associated renewable-energy power systems.
    • Near real-time ½° x ½° daily time series of solar radiation and meteorology
    • DOE/ASHRAE ½° x ½° Building Climate Parameters
      • Air temperature and precipitation
      • Heating & cooling degree days
      • Climate types & zones.
      • Global coverage on a ½° latitude by ½° longitude grid
      • Sample Data Products
    • Monthly 1° x 1° 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

  • AGROCLIMATOLOGY: Satellite and modeled derived solar and meteorological data supporting agrotechnology
    • Near real-time 1° x 1° daily time series of solar radiation and meteorology
    • *COMING SOON* Near real-time ½° x ½° daily time series of solar radiation and meteorology
      • Daily total solar radiation from July 1, 1983 through near real-time
      • Daily averaged air temperature (average/minimum/maximum/dew point) from January 1, 1983 through near real-time
      • Global coverage on a ½° latitude by ½° longitude grid

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