Data and Tools
NREL develops data and tools for modeling and analyzing photovoltaic (PV) technologies.
View all of NREL's solar-related data and tools, including more PV-related resources, or a selected list of PV data and tools below.
Best Research-Cell Efficiency Chart
Features data on the highest confirmed efficiencies for PV research cells of various technologies.
Champion PV Module Efficiency Chart
Features data on the highest confirmed efficiencies for PV modules of various technologies.
NSRDB: National Solar Radiation Database
Meteorological, global horizontal, direct normal, and diffuse horizontal irradiance solar data.
PV Bifacial Irradiance and Performance Modeling Toolkit
Models time-series bifacial PV irradiance and electrical data.
PV ICE: Photovoltaics in the Circular Economy Tool
Models the flow of mass and energy in the PV industry.
PV Module Soiling Map
Soiling parameters of fielded PV panels at 124 locations across the United States.
Predicts PV cell operating temperature as a function of measurable optical and thermal module properties and surrounding weather conditions.
Estimates energy production and costs of grid-connected PV systems.
Thin-Film Solar Cell Current Voltage and Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Simulation Model
Analyzes recombination losses in polycrystalline thin-film PV cells.