India Direct Normal & Global Horizontal Irradiance Solar Resources

GIS data for India's direct normal irradiance (DNI) and global horizontal irradiance.

Provides 10-kilometer (km) solar resource maps and data for India. The 10-km hourly solar resource data were developed using weather satellite (METEOSAT) measurements incorporated into a site-time specific solar modeling approach developed at the U.S. State University of New York at Albany. The data is made publicly available in geographic information system (GIS) format (shape files etc).

The new maps and data were released in June 2013. The new data expands the time period of analysis from 2002-2007 to 2002-2011 and incorporates enhanced aerosols information to improve direct normal irradiance (DNI).

These products were developed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in cooperation with India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of State.
3 Data Resources
Name Size Type Resource Description History 2.54 MB Archive Provides 10-kilometer (km) solar resource maps for India's Direct normal irradiance. 2.49 MB Archive Provides 10-kilometer (km) solar resource maps for India's Global Horizontal Irradiance.
Indian Solar Resources Disclaimer.txt 2.07 KB Document disclaimer document
Author Information
Anthony Lopez, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Cite This Dataset
Lopez, Anthony. 2016. "India Direct Normal & Global Horizontal Irradiance Solar Resources." NREL Data Catalog. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Last updated: December 12, 2023. DOI: 10.7799/1887279.
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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