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International Data

These 50 meter height data sets have been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However, the data is not suitable for micro-siting potential development projects.

Wind Data (50m)

Geographic coordinate system name: WGS_1984

Coverage File Size Last UpdatedMetadata
Afghanistan Pakistan Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 6.1 MB) 02/19/2009Afghanistan Pakistan.htm
Armenia Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 804 KB) 02/19/2009Armenia.htm
Bhutan Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 1.5 MB) 02/19/2009Bhutan.htm
Central America Wind 50m Resolution (includes Belize, Cayman Islands, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua (Zip 2.4 MB) 02/19/2009Central America.htm
Chile Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 2.0 MB) 02/19/2009Chile.htm
China Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 19.3 MB) 02/19/2009China.htm
Cuba Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 1.5 MB) 02/19/2009Cuba.htm
Dominican Republic Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 1.6 MB) 02/19/2009Dominican Republic.htm
Ghana Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 0.55 MB) 02/19/2009Ghana.htm
Indonesia Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 1.3 MB) 02/19/2009Indonesia.htm
Mexico Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 6.38 MB) 02/19/2009Mexico.htm
Mongolia Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 26.2 MB) 02/19/2009Mongolia.htm
Philippines Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 2.4 MB) 02/19/2009Philippines.htm
Russian Federation Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 5.4 MB) 02/19/2009Russian Federation.htm
Sri Lanka Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 1.8 MB) 02/19/2009Sri Lanka.htm
United Arab Emirates Wind 50m Resolution (Zip 3.6 MB) 02/19/2009United Arab Emirates.htm

Solar Data (10km)

This data provides monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 10 km by 10 km in size.

Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_WGS_1984

Coverage File Size Last UpdatedMetadata
India 10km Annual Direct Normal and Global Horizontal (Zip 3.98 MB) 04/25/2013 Annual.xml
India 10km Monthly Direct Normal and Global Horizontal (Zip 4.68 MB) 04/25/2013 Monthly.xml

Solar Data (40km)

This data provides monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size.

Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_WGS_1984

Coverage File Size Last UpdatedMetadata
Africa 40km Direct Normal (Zip 4.78 MB) 12/11/2003 Direct Normal.xml
Africa 40km Global Horizontal (Zip 3.83 MB) 12/11/2003 Global Horizontal.xml
Africa 40km Tilt Equals Latitude (Zip 3.84 MB) 12/11/2003 Tilt Equals Latitude.xml

Geographic coordinate system name: NAD_1983_Albers

Coverage File Size Last UpdatedMetadata
Caribbean 40km Direct Normal (Zip 2.6 MB) 12/11/2003 Direct Normal.xml
Caribbean 40km Global Horizontal (Zip 2.19 MB) 12/11/2003 Global Horizontal.xml
Caribbean 40km Tilt Equals Latitude (Zip 2.14 MB) 12/11/2003 Tilt Equals Latitude.xml

Note - These datasets are designed to be used in GIS software applications.

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