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Wind and Solar Capacity to Pass Nuclear

Nuclear, Wind, and Solar Capacity

Sources: IAEA, EIA, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Wind and solar capacity are expanding  rapidly and each is well on track to pass nuclear power capacity.  Advocates of nuclear energy have long been predicting its renaissance, but the installation of nuclear capacity appears to be stalled with little to no change in recent years.  Wind energy, by contrast, will have more capacity installed than nuclear by 2015 and solar energy capacity is likely to pass nuclear prior to 2020.   

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Solar Data

Solar radiation data is best obtained direct from sensors, be it ground stations, satellite observation networks, or modeled solutions that combine both.  To this end, solar data is available from various databases, modeling projects, and commercial venders….all with varying degrees of quality.

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Weather Data

Weather data sources are presented that were collated to support wind and solar resource assessment, engineering design, and power system monitoring.  Data sources include ground stations, satellite observation networks, reanalysis data, forecasts systems, and aerosol models.

All links and content have been extracted from data source websites to facilitate ease of access to data servers.  Please contribute if you find links have changed or data product definitions should be updated.

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