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Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC): Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRAMP)

Located in Colorado, near Denver International Airport, SolarTAC is a private, member-based, 74-acre outdoor facility where the solar industry tests, validates, and demonstrates advanced solar technologies. SolarTAC was launched in 2008 by a public-private consortium, including Midwest Research Institute (MRI). As a supporting member of SolarTAC, the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NMREL) has established a high quality solar and meteorological measurement station at this location. This Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP) provides high quality measurements to support deployment of power projects in the United States. The no-funds-exchanged collaboration brings NREL solar resource assessment expertise together with industry needs for measurements. The end result is high quality data sets to support the financing, design, and monitoring of large scale solar powered projects for industry in addition to research-quality data for NREL model development. NREL provides consultation for instrumentation and station deployment, along with instrument calibrations, data acquisition, quality assessment, data distribution, and summary reports. Industry participants provide equipment, infrastructure, and station maintenance.
- Originated 03/14/2016 by National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

1 Resource

 NameSizeTypeResource Description
 SolarTACwebsiteSolar resource and meteorological assessment project. DOI 10.5439/1052224


NREL energy data RE renewable meteorological colorado solartac calibration Aurora CO solar SOLRMAP US resource assessment


•  JAN  • 19 2016

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Cite this dataset:

Andreas, Afshin; Wilcox, Steve (2016): Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC): Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRAMP). National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

About this dataset

id 1
DOI 10.7799/1052224
status Publicly accessible
last updated soon

DOE Project

GO28308 Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP)

Research Areas

  • Solar Power
  • Energy Analysis

Additional Subjects

  • Instrumentation
  • Knowledge Management

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