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