Solar irradiance data from Nevada Power's Clark Station, Las Vegas, Nevada

A partnership with the University of Nevada and U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to collect solar data to support future solar power generation in the United States. The measurement station monitors global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance to define the amount of solar energy that hits this particular location. The solar measurement instrumentation is also accompanied by meteorological monitoring equipment to provide scientists with a complete picture of the solar power possibilities.
2 Data Resources
Name Size Type Resource Description History
Solar radiation monitoring of Nevada Power's Clark Station 0 KB Website Datasets available including "Live" graphical display, updated every 60 minutes. (No longer available) "Live" data and plots, updated every 60 minutes. (No longer available) Daily plots and raw data files, are available from March 27, 2006 to March 3, 2015. Solar Calendars, are available from March 2006 to March 2015. Wind roses (monthly, seasonal, & yearly) are available from April 2006 to February 2015. Pictures of instrumentation and collectors at NPCS site. DOI 10.7799/1052547
Bibliography 0 KB Website Resource bibliography on SciTech Connect DOI 10.7799/1052547
Author Information
T. Stoffel, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Afshin Andreas, Environment Safety Health & Quality, ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6189-2829
Cite This Dataset
Stoffel, T., and Afshin Andreas. 2014. "Solar irradiance data from Nevada Power's Clark Station, Las Vegas, Nevada." NREL Data Catalog. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Last updated: December 12, 2023. DOI: 10.7799/1052547.
About This Dataset
DOE Project
Funding Organization
Department of Energy (DOE)
Sponsoring Organization
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Research Areas
Energy Analysis
Solar Power
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