Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (RSR) Data for Los Angeles, California

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory collaborates with the solar industry to establish high quality solar and meteorological measurements. 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 power 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.
2 Data Resources
Name Size Type Resource Description History
Los Angeles California SOLARMAP RSR Landing Page 0 KB Website Project overview landing page for the Los Angeles, California Solar radiation resources. Contains links to "Live" graphical display, updated every 30 minutes. "Live" data and plots, updated every 30 minutes. Daily plots and raw data files, are available from April 6, 2010 to yesterday. Solar Calendars, are available from April 2010 to the present month. Wind roses (monthly, seasonal, & yearly) are available from May 2010 to last month. DOI 10.7799/1052230
Bibliography 0 KB Website Resource bibliography on SciTech Connect. DOI 10.7799/1052230
Author Information
T. Stoffel, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
A. Andreas, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Cite This Dataset
Stoffel, T., and A. Andreas. 2014. "Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (RSR) Data for Los Angeles, California." NREL Data Catalog. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Last updated: December 12, 2023. DOI: 10.7799/1052230.
About This Dataset
DOE Project
Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP)
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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