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Solar resource data in HOMER

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 02:20PM MDT

It is easy to get solar resource data into HOMER via the Internet

In the Solar Resource Inputs window, enter your latitude and longitude, then click Get Data Via Internet.  If you are connected to the Internet, that button retrieves monthly solar data for the specified latitude and longitude from NREL's and NASA's satellite databases.  Give that a try, it's really handy.  (If you specify a lat/long outside the US, HOMER refers to the NASA SSE dataset.  So depending on what location you request data for, HOMER might ask you to specify a username for NASA on their SSE website.

Please use skip@larc.nasa.gov as your NASA SSE username in HOMER2. NASA recently re-configured their website and eliminated the need to validate specific email addresses. To enter this in the HOMER software, open HOMER2, select File >> Preferences, and enter skip@larc.nasa.gov into the field for NASA SSE username.

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