SolarAnywhere® Data

Precise, bankable solar irradiance data

SolarAnywhere is the most trusted, accurate & validated solar resource dataset available

  • Reduce risk in selecting project locations and secure the best financing terms
  • Model long-term energy production and financial performance with confidence
  • Access the right dataset for your project–Typical GHI year, 20+ year historical time-series or ground-tuned data

Features

Accurate

The most accurate and up-to-date satellite-derived solar resource data.

Validated & Trusted

Extensively validated and trusted by hundreds of enterprise-class customers with 2,000+ monthly downloads.

Data On Demand

Flexible delivery options include on-demand data and API access, with full records available (1998 – current day).

Bankability

SolarAnywhere exceeds the standards of bankability.

Solar Data License Types

MOST POPULAR

Ideal for obtaining an initial, high-level assessment of solar resource availability at a potential project site, and running energy simulations

The Typical Year subscription gives you instant access to trusted solar resource data, ideal for prospecting through project engineering.

  • Long-term average solar weather files from the most trusted source in the industry. Explore our validation methodology to learn how we calculate Typical Year
  • Standard resolution (10 km, hourly) everywhere we have coverage
  • Easy-to-use web portal including on-demand access for any number of users at your company

Specifications

1 See SolarAnywhere Geographic Coverage Area for more details.
2 95% confidence interval annual MBE in North America. See SolarAnywhere Validation for more details.

MOST BANKABLE

SolarAnywhere Sites offers accurate and comprehensive solar data for your project—the most bankable data for PV project financing and asset management
  • Full historical time series; compare to measured data for resource assessment and performance analysis
  • Keep your analysis up to date—each site license includes 1 year of access to the latest data and an on-demand renewal option at reduced operational pricing
  • Improve accuracy in complex terrain with enhanced resolution (1 km, 30 min.) data
  • Characterize interannual variability with unlimited probability-of-exceedance SolarAnywhere PXX Data downloads
  • Refine loss estimates with snow and precipitation data

Specifications

1 See SolarAnywhere Geographic Coverage Area for more details.
2 95% confidence interval annual MBE in North America. See SolarAnywhere Validation for more details.

LIMITED ACCESS

Trial and academic access to legacy Typical Year and time-series data
  • Experience the web portal and download formats
  • Data suitable for academic studies or feasibility analysis
  • Limited access
  • Commercial use not supported

Specifications

1 See SolarAnywhere Coverage Area for more details.
2 95% confidence interval annual MBE in North America. See SolarAnywhere Validation for more details.

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Since 2017, we’ve used SolarAnywhere® data from Clean Power Research to help develop our 5 GW portfolio. By leveraging the API, we’ve been able to develop internal site screening tools and automate many of our reporting and resource assessment processes.

Michael M.
Senior Director, Energy Assessment and Project Planning, National Grid Renewables
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Clean Power Research has been a trusted resource for solar irradiance datasets for numerous years. We’ve found SolarAnywhere® Data to be technically rigorous and provide deeply independent site irradiance assessments.

Michael G.
VP Convenentional and Emerging Technologies , Leidos
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We trust SolarAnywhere® Data because it’s a comprehensively validated satellite-based resource data set. With SolarAnywhere® Data, we can prospect for new sites to our heart’s content. Additionally, we never spend time waiting for critical solar data because SolarAnywhere® delivers data, on-demand, in under 5 minutes.

Andrew O.
CTO, Renewable Energy Systems

Ground Tuning Studies

Combine your ground-based measurements with SolarAnywhere® irradiance data to reduce the uncertainty of your solar resource assessments and increase project profitability.

SolarAnywhere Ground-Tuning Studies use an advanced site-adaptation methodology to tune long-term solar resource data to your ground-based measurements.

Up-to-date solar power information

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SolarAnywhere® now available for Africa and West Asia
SolarAnywhere® now available for Africa and West Asia

SolarAnywhere®, the industry’s leading solar data and intelligence service, now covers Africa and West Asia. With solar resource data available from 1999 through present and forecast, SolarAnywhere customers can access the accurate, consistent data they need for...

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