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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.
- Originated 05/23/2016 by National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

3 Resources

 NameSizeTypeResource Description
 solardni.zip2664547archiveProvides 10-kilometer (km) solar resource maps for India's Direct normal irradiance.
 solarghi.zip2610634archiveProvides 10-kilometer (km) solar resource maps for India's Global Horizontal Irradiance.
 Indian Solar Resources Disclaimer.txt2120text_documentdisclaimer document


NREL energy data maps India renewable energy RE irradiance GIS solar satellite METEOSAT solar modeling analysis direct solar irradiance DNI 10-kilometer shape files


•  APR  • 11 2016

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Cite this dataset:

Lopez, Anthony (2016): India Direct Normal & Global Horizontal Irradiance Solar Resources. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

About this dataset

id 43
status Publicly accessible
last updated soon

DOE Project

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Research Areas

  • Energy Analysis
  • Solar Power

Additional Subjects

  • Instrumentation
  • Knowledge Management

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