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NREL National Solar Radiation Database API

The service from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provides access to a database of solar radiation available at locations within the United States. The National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) lists recorded solar energy readings from a wide range of weather stations. Data are summarized based on readings captured 1991-2005 using the Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) methodology.

API methods support search for solar radiation data for a location specified by latitude and longitude. Results can be restricted to specific fields such as date and time of recordings, specific recording station, solar conditions such as zenith and illumination, and weather conditions like precipitation and barometric pressure.

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NREL National Solar Radiation Database: Highlights

Summary
Location-based solar energy information service
Category
Mapping
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML
API home
http://developer.nrel.gov/docs/solar/ 

NREL National Solar Radiation Database: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://developer.nrel.gov/api/georeserv/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Yes, obtain API key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.nrel.gov/  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
Free  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
1K requests/hour 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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