IRENA`s Global Atlas for Renewable Energy has a feature that allows users to download data and maps about solar irradiation and wind speeds around the world.

Up to now, only data from selected publicly-funded sources was easily accessible. This has changed now that Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has made its average annual data on solar irradiation and wind speeds available for download through the Global Atlas. This capability gives developers, policy makers, and researchers access to globally consistent resource data that can be used in setting policy and performing initial project planning and prospecting.

The new version of IRENA`s Global Atlas also provides a print and export feature, so users can easily incorporate data-rich maps into their publications and presentations. Users can select which data layers and geographic area they are interested in, and then preview and edit a print version of their map before saving it, exporting to Word, or downloading an image file.

Datasets in the following maps are currently available for download from a new version of the Global Atlas for Renewable Energy, the online renewable energy mapping platform.

 

IRENA Global Atlas - VAISALA wind and solar dataset

 

Datasets in the following maps are currently available for download from a new version of the Global Atlas for Renewable Energy, the online renewable energy mapping platform.

  • Global Wind Atlas (DTU) (map 103)
  • HelioClim3v4 solar data (ARMINES/MINESParisTech) (map 529)
  • Uruguay National Solar Atlas (Solar Energy Laboratory, Uruguay) (map 1405)
  • Mozambique solar map (Eduardo Mondlane University) (map 1153)
  • Wind atlases by CENER (map 422)

All ESMAP country maps (World Bank Group):

Regional Suitability analyses (IRENA):

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