This data is derived from the Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit and the Solar Integration National Dataset (SIND). The WIND Toolkit provides meteorological conditions and turbine power for more than 126,000 land-based and offshore wind sites across the continental United States and contains:
+Meteorological data at 100m above ground level at 5-minute resolution, that is
- wind speed [m/s]
- wind direction [degree]
- temperature [K], and
- pressure [Pa].
+ Computed wind power [MW] assuming a 100m hub height at 5-minute resolution
+ Forecasted wind power [MW] data as well as forecast probabilities at hourly resolution
The SIND Toolkit provides subhourly solar irradiance and power data for more than 155,000 locations across the continental United States. It is designed to assist researchers and utilities in solar generation integration studies and contains:
+ Meteorological data at ground level at 1-minute resolution, that is
- solar irradiance, that is GHI, DNI, clear-sky GHI [W/m^2]
- wind speed [m/s]
- temperature [degree Celsius]
- solar zenith angle [degree]
+ Computed solar power [MW] assuming a variety of technologies (Fixed tilt, single axis tracking, dual axis tracking, distributed residential) at 1-minute resolution
Further details about the WIND and SIND Toolkit can be found in the following papers:
Draxl, C., B.M. Hodge, A. Clifton, and J. McCaa. 2015. Overview and Meteorological Validation of the Wind Integration National Dataset Toolkit (Technical Report, NREL/TP-5000-61740). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Draxl, C., B.M. Hodge, A. Clifton, and J. McCaa. 2015. The Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit Applied Energy 151: 355366.
Lieberman-Cribbin, W., C. Draxl, and A. Clifton. 2014. Guide to Using the WIND Toolkit Validation Code (Technical Report, NREL/TP-5000-62595). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
King, J., A. Clifton, and B.M. Hodge. 2014. Validation of Power Output for the WIND Toolkit (Technical Report, NREL/TP-5D00-61714). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Hummon, M., E. Ibanez, G. Brinkman, and D. Lew. 2012. Sub-Hour Solar Data for Power System Modeling From Static Variability Analysis (Conference Paper, NREL/CP-6A20-56204). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Hummon, M. 2012. NREL Develops Sub-Hour Solar Power Data Set (Fact Sheet, NREL/FS-5500-54219). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Data and Resources
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