Solar

Global Solar Atlas Application

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The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, collectively The World Bank Group, have provided this Global Solar Atlas in addition to a series of global, regional and country GIS data layers and poster maps, to support the scale-up of solar power in our client countries. This work is funded by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), a multi-donor trust fund administered by The World Bank and supported by 13 official bilateral donors. It is part of a global ESMAP initiative on Renewable Energy Resource Mapping that includes biomass, small hydro, solar and wind...

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Global Photovoltaic Power Potential by Country

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This dataset contains the GIS data used in the report, "Global Photovoltaic Power Potential by Country" generated by Solargis (https://solargis.com) with funding provided by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). The study summarizes global solar resource and PV power potential on a country and regional basis. Analysis is based on Solargis's high-resolution datasets, and GIS mask layers which are downloadable via the 'resources' tab. A country comparison spreadsheet is also provided as an additional download, which provides indicators of...

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Geospatial

World - High Resolution Solar Resource (GHI, DIF, GTI, DNI) GIS Data, (Global Solar Atlas)

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Developed by SOLARGIS (https://solargis.com) and provided by the Global Solar Atlas (GSA), this data resource contains solar resource data for: direct normal irradiation (DNI), global horizontal irradiation (GHI), diffuse horizontal irradiation data (DIF), and global irradiation for optimally tilted surfaces (GTI), all in kWh/m² covering the globe. Data is provided in a geographic spatial reference (EPSG:4326). The resolution (pixel size) of solar resource data (GHI, DIF, GTI, DNI) is 9 arcsec (nominally 250 m).

Due to the large amount of data,...

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Geospatial

World - Air Temperature at 2m Above Ground Level (TEMP) GIS Data, (Global Solar Atlas)

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Developed by SOLARGIS (https://solargis.com) and provided by the Global Solar Atlas (GSA), this data resource contains air temperature at 2m above ground level in °C covering the globe. Data is provided in a geographic spatial reference (EPSG:4326). The resolution (pixel size) of solar resource data (GHI, DIF, GTI, DNI) is 9 arcsec (nominally 250 m), PVOUT and TEMP 30 arcsec (nominally 1 km) and OPTA 2 arcmin (nominally 4 km).

The data is hyperlinked under 'resources' with the following characteristics:
TEMP - GISdata (GeoTIFF)
Data...

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Geospatial

World - Photovoltaic Power Potential (PVOUT) GIS Data, (Global Solar Atlas)

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Developed by SOLARGIS (https://solargis.com) and provided by the Global Solar Atlas (GSA), this data resource contains photovoltaic power potential (PVOUT) in kWh/kWp covering the globe. Data is provided in a geographic spatial reference (EPSG:4326). The resolution (pixel size) of solar resource data (GHI, DIF, GTI, DNI) is 9 arcsec (nominally 250 m), PVOUT and TEMP 30 arcsec (nominally 1 km) and OPTA 2 arcmin (nominally 4 km).

The data is hyperlinked under 'resources' with the following characteristics:
PVOUT - LTAy_AvgDailyTotals (GeoTIFF)...

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Geospatial

World - Optimum Tilt to Maximize Yearly Yield (OPTA) GIS Data, (Global Solar Atlas)

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Developed by SOLARGIS (https://solargis.com) and provided by the Global Solar Atlas (GSA), this data resource contains optimum tilt to maximize yearly yield in (°) covering the globe. Data is provided in a geographic spatial reference (EPSG:4326). The resolution (pixel size) of solar resource data (GHI, DIF, GTI, DNI) is 9 arcsec (nominally 250 m), PVOUT and TEMP 30 arcsec (nominally 1 km) and OPTA 2 arcmin (nominally 4 km).

The data is hyperlinked under 'resources' with the following characteristics:
OPTA - LTAy_AvgDailyTotals (GeoTIFF)...

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Geospatial

World - Global Irradiation for Optimally Tilted Surfaces (GTI) GIS Data, (Global Solar Atlas)

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Developed by SOLARGIS (https://solargis.com) and provided by the Global Solar Atlas (GSA), this data resource contains global irradiation for optimally tilted surfaces (GTI) in kWh/m² covering the globe. Data is provided in a geographic spatial reference (EPSG:4326). The resolution (pixel size) of solar resource data (GHI, DIF, GTI, DNI) is 9 arcsec (nominally 250 m), PVOUT and TEMP 30 arcsec (nominally 1 km) and OPTA 2 arcmin (nominally 4 km).

The data is hyperlinked under 'resources' with the following characteristics:
GTI -...

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Geospatial

World - Global Horizontal Irradiation (GHI) GIS Data, (Global Solar Atlas)

Description: 

Developed by SOLARGIS (https://solargis.com) and provided by the Global Solar Atlas (GSA), this data resource contains global horizontal irradiation (GHI) in kWh/m² covering the globe. Data is provided in a geographic spatial reference (EPSG:4326). The resolution (pixel size) of solar resource data (GHI, DIF, GTI, DNI) is 9 arcsec (nominally 250 m), PVOUT and TEMP 30 arcsec (nominally 1 km) and OPTA 2 arcmin (nominally 4 km).

The data is hyperlinked under 'resources' with the following characteristics:
GHI - LTAy_AvgDailyTotals (GeoTIFF)...

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Geospatial

World - Terrain Elevation Above Sea Level (ELE) GIS Data, (Global Solar Atlas)

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Developed by SOLARGIS and provided by the Global Solar Atlas (GSA), this data resource contains terrain elevation above sea level (ELE) in [m a.s.l.] covering the globe. Data is provided in a geographic spatial reference (EPSG:4326). The resolution (pixel size) of solar resource data (GHI, DIF, GTI, DNI) is 9 arcsec (nominally 250 m), PVOUT and TEMP 30 arcsec (nominally 1 km) and OPTA 2 arcmin (nominally 4 km).

The data is hyperlinked under 'resources' with the following characeristics:
ELE - GISdata (GeoTIFF)
Data format: GEOTIFF
File size : 826.8 MB

There...

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Geospatial

World - Direct Normal Irradiation (DNI) GIS Data, (Global Solar Atlas)

Description: 

Developed by SOLARGIS (https://solargis.com) and provided by the Global Solar Atlas (GSA), this data resource contains direct normal irradiation (DNI) in kWh/m² covering the globe. Data is provided in a geographic spatial reference (EPSG:4326). The resolution (pixel size) of solar resource data (GHI, DIF, GTI, DNI) is 9 arcsec (nominally 250 m), PVOUT and TEMP 30 arcsec (nominally 1 km) and OPTA 2 arcmin (nominally 4 km).

The data is hyperlinked under 'resources' with the following characteristics:
DNI - LTAy_AvgDailyTotals (GeoTIFF)
...

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Geospatial

World - Diffuse Horizontal Irradiation (DIF) GIS Data, (Global Solar Atlas)

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Developed by SOLARGIS (https://solargis.com) and provided by the Global Solar Atlas (GSA), this data resource contains diffuse horizontal irradiation (DIF) in kWh/m² covering the globe. Data is provided in a geographic spatial reference (EPSG:4326). The resolution (pixel size) of solar resource data (GHI, DIF, GTI, DNI) is 9 arcsec (nominally 250 m), PVOUT and TEMP 30 arcsec (nominally 1 km) and OPTA 2 arcmin (nominally 4 km).

The data is hyperlinked under 'resources' with the following characeristics:
DIF - LTAy_AvgDailyTotals (GeoTIFF)...

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Geospatial

Congo Brazzaville - Proposal for grid extension and solar projects (2019)

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This data was collected during the project: Preparation of a high-level least-cost geospatial analysis for grid and off-grid electrification options - Synoptic analysis of low-cost electrification solutions in Congo
The geospatial planning exercise examined the least cost options for grid extension, off-grid supply and distributed energy solutions in Congo based on three scenarios.

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Geospatial

Global - Dams Database

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This database contains parameters gathered after an assessment of the technological potential for development of floating solar photovoltaic (PV) projects on existing hydropower dams and other reservoirs, starting with a pilot in FY18 focused on West Africa and India gathered from World Bank hydro projects. This database has been expanded to include the International Hydropower Association (IHA) dataset for India: https://energydata.info/dataset/india-hydropower-databaseIt also includes data gathered from the FAO...

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Bangladesh - Solar Radiation Measurement Data

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Data repository for measurements from a solar measurement station in Bangladesh. Data will be uploaded in batches, on a monthly basis, and will transmit daily reports on 1 minute average values for solar radiation levels, temperature, air pressure and wind speed. For download access to GIS layers, please visit the Global Solar Atlas: http://globalsolaratlas.info/

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Vietnam - Solar Radiation Measurement Data

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Data repository for measurements from 5 automated solar stations in Vietnam. Data will be uploaded in batches, on a monthly basis, and will transmit daily reports on 1 minute average values for solar radiation levels, temperature, air pressure and wind speed. For more information and additional outputs, please visit: http://esmap.org/re_mapping_vietnam For download access to GIS layers, please visit the Global Solar Atlas: http://globalsolaratlas.info/ 5 stations: VNCEH (Central Highlands): Tier 1...

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Pakistan - Solar Radiation Measurement Data

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Data repository for measurements from 9 automated solar stations in Pakistan. Data will be uploaded in batches, on a monthly basis, and will transmit daily reports on 10 minute average values for solar radiation levels, temperature, air pressure and wind speed. From 2018 onward, the measurement stations are being operated by the Government of Pakistan, together with NREL and USAID. For more information and additional outputs, please visit: http://esmap.org/re_mapping_pakistan For download access to GIS layers, please visit the Global Solar...

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World - Top 70 Floating Solar PV Plants

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List of largest floating solar PV plants globally, prepared by Solarplaza and made available through http://www.solarassetmanagement.us/. Last updated November 2016 More information, and background article available at http://solarassetmanagement.asia/news/floating-plants-article Disclaimer: This overview is provided by Solarplaza International BV ("Solarplaza") as a service to its customers on an "as-is, as-available" basis for informational...

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Tanzania - Solar Radiation Measurement Data

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Repository for the measurements from the meteorological station located in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). Data will be upload monthly. The measurements started on May 21st, 2015. For more information, please visit: http://esmap.org/re_mapping_tnz For download access to GIS layers, please visit the Global Solar Atlas: http://globalsolaratlas.info/ Please cite as: [Data/information/map obtained from the] “World Bank via ENERGYDATA.info, under a project funded by the Energy Sector Management Assistance...

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Senegal - Solar Radiation Measurement Data

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Ground measurement data from 3 solar meteorological stations in Senegal. Data contains 1 minute average values for solar radiation, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, precipitation, wind speed at 3m, wind speed calculated for 10m, wind direction and cleaning events. For download access to GIS layers, please visit the Global Solar Atlas: http://globalsolaratlas.info/

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Armenia - Solar Radiation Measurement Data

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Data repository for solar measurements from 4 WB funded stations in Armenia. The four solar measuring stations and the associated measurement campaign have been financed by the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) as part of the preparation activities for the Armenia Utility-Scale Solar Project. This project, which is being jointly supported by SREP and the World Bank, will deliver the first utility-scale solar plant in the country. The locations for the measuring stations were selected by the Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund, the project’s implementing entity,...

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Zambia - Solar Radiation Measurement Data

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Data repository for measurements from 6 meteorological stations in Zambia. Data contains 1 minute average values for solar radiation levels, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, atmospheric pressure and precipitation. Delivered files: Solar-Measurements_Zambia_sitename_WB-ESMAP_Header metadata for ground measurements files. Solar-Measurements_Zambia_sitename_WB-ESMAP_Raw raw ground measurements from datalogger. Do not use for further development. Solar-Measurements_Zambia_sitename_WB-ESMAP_QC quality checked ground measurements from dataloger. __ Solar-...

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Malawi - Solar Radiation Measurement Data

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Data repository for ground measurements and satellite data from 3 meteorological stations in Malawi. Data contains 1 minute average values for solar radiation levels, air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, wind speed and atmospheric pressure. Delivered files: Solar-Measurements_Malawi_sitename_WB-ESMAP_Header metadata for ground measurements files. Solar-Measurements_Malawi_sitename_WB-ESMAP_Raw raw ground measurements from datalogger. Do not use for further development. Solar-Measurements_Malawi_sitename_WB-ESMAP_QC quality checked ground measurements from dataloger....

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Maldives - Solar Radiation Measurement Data

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Data repository for ground measurements and satellite data from 4 meteorological stations in Maldives. Data contains 1 minute average values for solar radiation levels, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and atmospheric pressure. Delivered files: Solar-Measurements_Maldives_sitename_WB-ESMAP_Header metadata for ground measurements files. Solar-Measurements_Maldives_sitename_WB-ESMAP_Raw raw ground measurements from datalogger. Do not use for further development. Solar-Measurements_Maldives_sitename_WB-ESMAP_QC quality checked ground measurements from dataloger. __ Solar...

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Zambia - Solar Radiation Measurement Data

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Ground measurement data from 3 solar meteorological stations in Zambia. Data contains 1 minute average values for solar radiation, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, precipitation, wind speed and wind direction, cleaned and soiled radiance sensor (soiling measurement) and cleaning events.

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Swaziland - Solar irradiation and PV power potential maps

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Map with solar irradiation and PV power potential in Swaziland. The GIS data stems from the Global Solar Atlas (http://globalsolaratlas.info). The link also provides a poster size (.tif) and midsize map (.png). The Global Solar Atlas is continuously updated.

Provided GIS data layers include long-term yearly average of: (1) PVOUT – Photovoltaic power potential [kWh/kWp] (2) GHI – Global horizontal irradiation [kWh/m2] (3) DIF – Diffuse horizontal irradiation [kWh/m2] (4) GTI – Global irradiation for optimally tilted surface [kWh/m2] (5) OPTA...

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