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The National Solar Radiation Data Base (1961-1990) from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) via WWW

Abstract: The NSRDB is a serially complete collection of hourly values of the
three most common measurements of solar radiation (global horizontal,
direct normal, and diffuse horizontal) over a period of time adequate
to establish means and extremes, and at a sufficient number of
locations to represent regional solar radiation climates. The solar
radiation and meteorological elements contained in the data ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 17.0   E: -65.0   W: 145.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), NOAA National Climatic Data Center
Dataset Title: The National Solar Radiation Data Base (1961-1990) from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) via WWW
Dataset Publisher: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Renewable Resource Data Center (NREL/RReDC)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1961-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Use Constraints Please cite the data set originator if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Renewable Resource Data Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-275-3000
Email: rredc at
Contact Address:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
1617 Cole Blvd
City: Golden
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80401-3393
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: HTML
Fees: None
ASME (1985), American National Standards Institute/American Society
ofMechanical Engineers Performance Test Codes PTC 19.1-1985,
Supplement on Instruments and Apparatus, Part 1, Measurement
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-03-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24