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Solar resource maps of World

The maps and data for World have been released in parallel with Global Solar Atlas, which is published by the World Bank Group, funded by ESMAP, and prepared by Solargis. All maps on this page are licensed by The World Bank under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY 4.0) with the mandatory and binding addition presented in Global Solar Atlas terms. You are free to download, share, adapt, use the maps but you must give appropriate attribution:
© 2020 The World Bank, Source: Global Solar Atlas 2.0, Solar resource data: Solargis.

 

Photovoltaic Electricity Potential, World

Photovoltaic Electricity Potential

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Global Horizontal Irradiation, World

Global Horizontal Irradiation

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Direct Normal Irradiation, World

Direct Normal Irradiation

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Publicly available studies

Technical Reports

Global Solar Atlas 2.0: Technical Report (November 2019)
Detailed description of the downloadable content from this site: solar resource data and maps, data sources, methodology

Global Solar Atlas 2.0: Validation Report (November 2019)
Validation of Solargis solar radiation model and solar resource database (downloadable also as GIS data above)

Global Photovoltaic Power Potential by Country

The study, published in 2020 by The World Bank and developed by Solargis team, provides an aggregated and harmonized view on solar resource and the potential for development of utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) power plants from the perspective of countries or regions.The findings aim to address needs of policymakers, project developers, financial and academic sectors, as well as professionals and individuals interested in solar energy. Main outcomes include: 

  • Ranking and comparison of countries and regions according to their PV power potential
  • Estimated Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) in the countries
  • Cross-correlation with the socio-economic indicators
  • Country factsheets with analytical data and position in the global context

Download the Study, country factsheets and data at Global Solar Atlas.

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