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Surface Solar Energy (SSE) Monthly Data in ASCII

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Abstract: This is Version 1.0 of a satellite-derived surface solar energy data
set formulated for the Renewable Energy Industry. It contains 52
monthly-averaged parameters, specified by the DOE National Renewable
Energy Laboratory, which are useful in the application of solar energy
technologies. The Surface Solar Energy (SSE) data set was created by
the NASA Langley Research Center and Analytical Services ... View entire text
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Description: The RETScreen International Renewable Energy Decision Support Centre seeks to
promote the deployment of renewable energy systems by building the capacity of
planners, decision-makers and industry to implement more projects successfully.
The broad aim of the Centre's partners is to foster increased market uptake of
renewable energy technologies (RETs) that reduce the reliance on conventional
energy sources and which help to protect the global environment. The Centre
builds upon the success of the RETScreen International Renewable Energy Project
Analysis Software, which is now being used by more than 21,000 people in 185
countries around the globe and which is growing at 150 new users every week.

The Centre develops enabling tools that allow stakeholders to better analyse
the technical and financial viability of possible projects. These tools make it
easier for people to consider renewable energy projects at the critically
important initial planning stage while significantly reducing the costs of
assessing potential projects. Some of the enabling tools include renewable
energy project analysis software models and manuals; international product and
weather databases; project case studies; and university textbooks. Given the
broad aim of the Centre's partners, the Centre provides these valuable enabling
tools free-of-charge to users around the globe via the Internet and CD-ROM.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-03-01
Stop Date: 1988-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 Degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Originating Center
Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Phone: (757) 827-4623
Email: r.c.dipasquale at
Contact Address:
AS&M, Inc.
One Enterprise Parkway
Suite 300
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23666
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-09-07