A TIME AND SPACE PERSPECTIVE ON SUN
3TIER Expands Geographical Coverage of Most Advanced Solar Map & Dataset; State-of-the-art solar assessment now available in new regions
Oct. 27, 2009, (3TIER, Inc.)
"3TIER®… announced the geographical expansion of its advanced solar map and dataset, previously available for the entire Western Hemisphere, to now include Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania. The added regions now will have access to 3TIER’s state-of-the-art suite of solar assessment products that enable installers, developers, financiers, and governments to identify and fully understand their solar resources to better target investment and guide policy.
"The new solar map and dataset include the rapidly growing solar power markets of India, Australia, and Japan…"
The tool. (click to enlarge)
"The geographical additions to the solar map and dataset are another important milestone in 3TIER’s REmapping the World ™ initiative, a global effort intended to accelerate the adoption and integration of renewable energy worldwide. In January 2009, the company became the first to map the world’s wind resources at a high resolution and will complete mapping of global small hydro resources in 2010…"
The tool looks at India. (click to enlarge)
"Wind and solar maps are available through 3TIER’s FirstLook® Prospecting tool, a Web-based service providing free access to average wind speed ranges and average annual solar irradiance estimates. The expanded solar regions will be online in early 2010, but 3TIER products based on the dataset are available now…
"Product highlights include…GIS data layers and an application programming interface (API) that provide average annual values for Global Horizontal (GHI), Direct Normal (DNI) and Diffuse Horizontal (DIF) irradiance…10+ year time-series of all irradiance values available for any location within the dataset…Two comprehensive resource assessment products delivering the highest-level of accuracy…"