SolarAnywhere® Data Fields

Datasets support many solar, agricultural and weather applications

Available Meteorological Fields

Data Field Description Source Resolution
Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI)
Total irradiance in Watts/m2 on a horizontal surface Perez Model Standard (10 km; 1 hour)
Enhanced (1 km; 1 hour, 30 or 15 minute)
High (1 km; 10, 5 or 1 minute)
Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI)
Irradiance in Watts/m2 on a surface normal to the sun Perez Model Standard (10 km; 1 hour)
Enhanced (1 km; 1 hour, 30 or 15 minute)
High (1 km; 10, 5 or 1 minute)
Diffuse Irradiance (DIF)
Total irradiance in Watts/m2 that does not arrive on a direct path from the sun Geometric relationship Standard (10 km; 1 hour)
Enhanced (1 km; 1 hour, 30 or 15 minute)
High (1 km; 10, 5 or 1 minute)
Plane of Array Irradiance (POAI)
Total irradiance in Watts/m2 modeled on the plane of the PV array Perez Transposition Model Standard (10 km; 1 hour)
Enhanced (1 km; 1 hour, 30 or 15 minute)
High (1 km; 10, 5 or 1 minute)
Wind Speed
m/s wind speed at 10-meter height Reanalysis Model 25 km; 1 hour
Ambient Temperature
Degrees C ambient air temperature at 2-meter height Reanalysis Model 25 km; 1 hour
Relative Humidity
Moisture content of the air at the ambient temperature expressed as a percentage Reanalysis Model 25 km; 1 hour
Snow Depth
Meters of compacted snow depth on the ground Combination model 3 km; Daily
Solid and Liquid Precipitation
Kilograms per square meter of solid or liquid precipitation Combination model 3 km; Daily
Simulated PV Power
Total power output in kilowatts of the PV system CPR Shading Models, PVFORM Model Standard (10 km; 1 hour)
Enhanced (1 km; 1 hour, 30 or 15 minute)
High (1 km; 10, 5 or 1 minute)
Simulated PV Energy
Total energy output in kilowatt-hours of the PV system CPR Shading Models, PVFORM Model Standard (10 km; 1 hour)
Enhanced (1 km; 1 hour, 30 or 15 minute)
High (1 km; 10, 5 or 1 minute)
Albedo
Fraction of GHI reflected off the ground expressed as a decimal, e.g., 0.20 Combination model 1 km; daily