NASA Climatological Data for Renewable Energy Assessment

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William S. Chandler, Charles H. Whitlock

Science Applications International Corporation, One Enterprise Parkway, Suite 300, Hampton, VA 23666-5845

Paul W. Stackhouse

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23681-0001

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(3), 945-949 (Jul 19, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1748466 History: Received May 01, 2003; Revised March 01, 2004; Online July 19, 2004
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Grahic Jump Location
January Diurnal Wind Speed at 50 Meters (10-Year Average)
Grahic Jump Location
July Average, Minimum and Maximum Direct Normal Irradiance Calculated Using the RETScreen-type Method (10-Year Average)
Grahic Jump Location
Irradiance Data for Sacramento, CA (10-Year Average, Latitude 38.5°)




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