Prospect

Data included

Annual average, monthly averages, and 12 x 24 profiles:

  • Global horizontal irradiation (GHI)
  • Diffuse horizontal irradiation (DIF)
  • Direct normal irradiation (DNI)
  • Air temperature at 2 metres (TEMP)
  • PV cSi yield (PVOUT)
  • Global tilted irradiation (GTI)

Annual and monthly averages:

  • Wind speed (WS)
  • Relative humidity (RH)
  • Precipitable water (PWAT)
  • Precipitation (PREC)
  • Snow days (SNOWD)
  • Surface albedo (ALB)
  • Cooling degree days (CDD)
  • Heating degree days (HDD)

Map layers:

  • Terrain - elevation, slope and azimuth (ELE, SLP, AZIM)
  • Population density
  • Land cover
  • Ratio of diffuse to global irradiation (D2G)

Other data:

  • Horizon

Spatial resolution

Map layers:

GHI, DIF, DNI 9 arc-seconds, approx. 250m x 250m
PVOUT, GTI, TEMP, ALBEDO, HDD, CDD 30 arc-seconds, approx. 1 km x 1 km
WS, WD, RH, PWAT, PRECIP, SNOWD 2 arc-minutes, approx. 4 km x 4 km
Elevation, Slope, Azimuth 3 arc-seconds, approx. 90m x 90m

PV Calculation:

GHI, DNI, PWAT, SNOW_LOSS 2 arc-minutes, approx. 4 km x 4km
TEMP 30 arc-seconds, approx. 1 km x 1 km
PVOUT, Horizon 9 arc-seconds, approx. 90m x 90m

Geographical and temporal coverage

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Present temporal coverage of solar resource data in Prospect app
  1999-2018       1994-2018       1999-2018       2007-2018       no data