The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Solar Radiation Monitoring Network operated from July 1985 through December 1996. Funded by DOE, the six-station network provided 5-minute averaged measurements of direct normal, global, and diffuse horizontal solar irradiance. The data were processed at NREL to improve the assessment of the solar radiation resources in the southeastern United States. Historical HBCU data available online include quality assessed 5-min data, monthly reports, and plots. In January 1997 the HBCU sites became part of the CONFRRM solar monitoring network and data from the two remaining active stations, Bluefield State College and Elizabeth City State University, are collected by the NREL Measurement & Instrumentation Data Center (MIDC).
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|Solar Radiation Monitoring for Bluefield State College West Virginia data||0 KB||Website||Data sets currently available on Bluefield State web site including daily plots and raw data files, are available from November 6, 1985 to April 13, 2015. Solar Calendars, are available from January 1995 to April 2015. DOI 10.7799/1052561|
|Bibliography of Solar Radiation Monitoring for Bluefield State College West Virginia data||0 KB||Website||Resource bibliography on SciTech Connect. DOI 10.7799/1052561|
• Dec • 17 2014
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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Stoffel, T., and A. Andreas. 2014. "Solar Radiation Monitoring of Bluefield State College: Bluefield, West Virginia (Data)." NREL Data Catalog. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Last updated: February 21, 2023. DOI: 10.7799/1052561.
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