A new POWER home page with enhanced responsive GIS-enabled web data services and mapping capabilities replaced the SSE site on June 13, 2018. This current set of SSE web applications and website is no longer accessible. The new POWER will include improved solar and meteorological data with all parameters available on a 0.5-degree global grid. The new home page, featuring the updated parameters, schedule updates and FAQ, can be accessed at POWER.

Please direct any questions to POWER Project Team. You will now be redirected to the new POWER site.

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Note: These data files are as large as 6 MB. If you have software that can uncompress files in ".gz" format, select "(compressed)" following the parameter description.
Two links are provided - text and compressed data files. If you are having difficulty uncompressing the compressed files, then try downloading the text files.

Parameter Definitions

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RADIATION: Monthly and annual averaged values for a 22-year period (July 1983 - June 2005)
CLIMATE: Monthly and annual averaged values for a 22-year period (July 1983 - June 2005)
Monthly and annual averaged values for a 10-year period (July 1983 - June 1993)
Solar Geometry for the "Monthly Average Day"


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