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NSRDB Data Downloads

Freely available downloads of The National Solar Radiation Database.

The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is a serially complete collection of satellite-derived measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data. These data have been collected at a sufficient number of locations and temporal and spatial scales to accurately represent regional solar radiation climates. The data are publicly available at no cost to the user. These API provide access to downloading the data. Other options are detailed here

Data Download Guide

Tips and tricks for getting the most out of the API

Himawari 2011-15: PSM v3 Download (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/himawari7-download)

The Himawari based solar resource data uses the Physical Solar Model version 3 (PSM v3) which is similar to the model used in the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) The Himawari: PSM v3 provides a serially complete collection of 30 minute values of the three most common measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data at a 2 km resolution. The data is available for all locations covered by the Himawari satellite.

Himawari TMY: PSM v3 Download (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/himawari-tmy-download)

The Himawari TMY based solar resource data uses the Physical Solar Model version 3 (PSM v3) which is similar to the model used in the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) The Himawari: PSM v3 provides a serially complete collection of 60 minute values of the three most common measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data at a 2 km resolution. The data is available for all locations covered by the Himawari satellite.

Himawari: PSM v3 Download (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/himawari-download)

The Himawari based solar resource data uses the Physical Solar Model version 3 (PSM v3) which is similar to the model used in the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) The Himawari: PSM v3 provides a serially complete collection of 15 minute values of the three most common measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data at a 2 km resolution. The data is available for all locations covered by the Himawari satellite.

METEOSAT IODC Region: Physical Solar Model (PSM) (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/msg-iodc-download)

The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is a serially complete collection of satellite-derived measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data. These data have been collected at a sufficient number of locations and temporal and spatial scales to accurately represent regional solar radiation climates.

NSRDB Data Query (/api/solar/nsrdb_data_query)

Returns information on the closest NSRDB datasets for a location including a set of links that can be used to download the data. For information about the NSRDB and the datasets represented by this service please visit https://nsrdb.nrel.gov.

Philippines Solar (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/philippines-download)

Collect and download, as CSV, a configurable set of solar and meteorological data fields from The NSRDB. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is a serially complete collection of hourly and half-hourly values of the three most common measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data. These data have been collected at a sufficient number of locations and temporal and spatial scales to accurately represent regional solar radiation climates. Read more about the datasets at https://nsrdb.nrel.gov

Physical Solar Model (PSM) v3 (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/psm3-download)

Collect and download, as CSV, a configurable set of solar and meteorological data fields from The NSRDB. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is a serially complete collection of satellite-derived measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data. These data have been collected at a sufficient number of locations and temporal and spatial scales to accurately represent regional solar radiation climates. The data are publicly available at no cost to the user. These API provide access to downloading the data. Other options are detailed here. Read more about the datasets at https://nsrdb.nrel.gov

Physical Solar Model (PSM) v3 - Five Minute Temporal Resolution (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/psm3-5min-download)

Collect and download, as CSV, a configurable set of solar and meteorological data fields from The NSRDB. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is a serially complete collection of satellite-derived measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data. These data have been collected at a sufficient number of locations and temporal and spatial scales to accurately represent regional solar radiation climates. The data are publicly available at no cost to the user. These API provide access to downloading the data. Other options are detailed here Read more about the datasets at https://nsrdb.nrel.gov

Physical Solar Model (PSM) v3 TMY (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/psm3-tmy-download)

Collect and download, as CSV, a configurable set of solar and meteorological data fields from The NSRDB. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is a serially complete collection of satellite-derived measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data. These data have been collected at a sufficient number of locations and temporal and spatial scales to accurately represent regional solar radiation climates. The data are publicly available at no cost to the user. These API provide access to downloading the data. Other options are detailed here Read more about the datasets at https://nsrdb.nrel.gov

Puerto Rico SHR (Simulated High Resolution) (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/puerto-rico-download)

Collect and download, as CSV, a configurable set of solar and meteorological data fields from The NSRDB. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is a serially complete collection of satellite-derived measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data. These data have been collected at a sufficient number of locations and temporal and spatial scales to accurately represent regional solar radiation climates. The data are publicly available at no cost to the user. These API provide access to downloading the data. Other options are detailed here. Read more about the datasets at https://nsrdb.nrel.gov

Python Examples

NSRDB and SAM Python API examples showing automated download of resource data and SAM simulation

SUNY International Data (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/suny-india-download)

Collect and download, as CSV, a configurable set of solar and meteorological data fields from The NSRDB. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is a serially complete collection of satellite-derived measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data. These data have been collected at a sufficient number of locations and temporal and spatial scales to accurately represent regional solar radiation climates. The data are publicly available at no cost to the user. These API provide access to downloading the data. Other options are detailed here. Read more about the datasets at https://nsrdb.nrel.gov.

SUNY International TMY Data (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/suny-india-tmy-download)

Collect and download, as CSV, a configurable set of solar and meteorological data fields from The NSRDB. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is a serially complete collection of satellite-derived measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data. These data have been collected at a sufficient number of locations and temporal and spatial scales to accurately represent regional solar radiation climates. The data are publicly available at no cost to the user. These API provide access to downloading the data. Other options are detailed here. Read more about the datasets at https://nsrdb.nrel.gov.

Site Count (/api/nsrdb/v2/site-count)

Determine the number of sites containing data for a given point, polygon, or multipoint as specified by a WKT. This is useful for calculating download request size. Details at the download guide.

Spectral Data On-demand (PSM) v3 (/api/nsrdb_api/solar/spectral_ondemand_download)

Collect and download, as CSV, a configurable set of solar, solar radiation spectrum, and meteorological data fields for a single point from The NSRDB. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is a serially complete collection of hourly and half-hourly values of the three most common measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data. These data have been collected at a sufficient number of locations and temporal and spatial scales to accurately represent regional solar radiation climates. Read more about the datasets at https://nsrdb.nrel.gov

Spectral TMY India (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/spectral-india-tmy-download)

Collect and download, as CSV, a configurable set of solar and meteorological data fields from The NSRDB. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is a serially complete collection of satellite-derived measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data. These data have been collected at a sufficient number of locations and temporal and spatial scales to accurately represent regional solar radiation climates. The data are publicly available at no cost to the user. These API provide access to downloading the data. Other options are detailed here. Read more about the datasets at https://nsrdb.nrel.gov.

Vietnam Solar (/api/nsrdb/v2/solar/vietnam-download)

Collect and download, as CSV, a configurable set of solar and meteorological data fields from The NSRDB. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is a serially complete collection of satellite-derived measurements of solar radiation—global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance—and meteorological data. These data have been collected at a sufficient number of locations and temporal and spatial scales to accurately represent regional solar radiation climates. The data are publicly available at no cost to the user. These API provide access to downloading the data. Other options are detailed here. Read more about the datasets at https://nsrdb.nrel.gov.


Deprecated

Meteorological Statistical Model 1 (MTS1)

This data has been replaced by PSM v3. Please use PSM v3 instead.

Meteorological Statistical Model 2 (MTS2)

This data has been replaced by PSM v3. Please use PSM v3 instead.

Physical Solar Model (PSM) v2

This data has been replaced by PSM v3. Please use PSM v3 instead.

Physical Solar Model (PSM) v3 (/api/solar/nsrdb_psm3_download)

This service has been replaced by a V2 version of the API. See PSM v3.

Physical Solar Model (PSM) v3 TMY (/api/nsrdb_api/solar/nsrdb_psm3_tmy_download)

This service has been replaced by a V2 version of the API. See PSM v3.

Puerto Rico SHR (Simulated High Resolution) (/api/nsrdb_api/solar/nsrdb_puerto_rico_download)

This service has been replaced by a V2 version of the API. See Puerto Rico SHR v2.

SUNY International Data (/api/solar/suny_india_download)

This service has been replaced by a V2 version of the API. See SUNY India v2.

Site Count (/api/solar/nsrdb/site_count)

This service has been replaced by a V2 version of the API. See Site Count v2.

Spectral TMY

This data has been replaced by Spectral Data On-demand. Please use Spectral Data On-demand (PSM) v3 instead.

Spectral TMY India (/api/nsrdb_api/solar/spectral_tmy_india_download)

This service has been replaced by a V2 version of the API. See Spectral TMY India v2.

Contact

For questions about the API or the data models please contact nsrdb@nrel.gov

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