Cooperative Networks For Renewable Resource Measurements

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Solar Energy Resource Data  

The Cooperative Network for Renewable Resource Measurements (CONFRRM) is a cooperative effort between NREL and other agencies to conduct long-term solar radiation and wind measurements at selected locations in the United States. CONFRRM expands the geographic coverage of measurement locations and provides high quality data for determining site-specific resources, as well as data for the validation and testing of models to predict available resources based on meteorological or satellite data.

The CONFRRM network complements and provides additional geographic coverage to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Integrated Surface Irradiance Study (ISIS) network.

Map of Sites

University of Oregon West Texas A & M University Southwest Technology Development Institute University of Texas at El Paso University of Texas at Austin University of Texas Pan American NASA Cape Canaveral Bethune-Cookman College Savannah State College Mississippi Valley State University Elizabeth City State University Bluefield State College

List of Sites

Arranged alphabetically by state and by site name, the sites presently active in the CONFRRM solar radiation monitoring network are:

The following sites are expected to join the CONFRRM network in the future.

*Prior to January 1, 1996, these five CONFRRM sites together with South Caroline State College in Orangeburg, South Carolina, formerly made up the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Solar Radiation Monitoring Network, located in the Southeastern United States.

†Data from these two CONFRRM sites are also being collected at the Measurement and Instrumentation Data Center (MIDC). Raw data from Elizabeth City State University is updated every 3 hours and from Bluefield State College every 12 hours.

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