Global Horizontal Spectral irradiance dataset from Albuquerque

Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM has measured global horizontal spectral irradiance nearly continuously from September 2019 to March 2022. During this time other broadband irradiance measurements (global horizontal, direct normal, diffuse horizontal and global normal) and and weather variables were also recorded. For this dataset PV Performance Labs (PVPL) has pulled together data from both sources to assemble a calendar year spectral data set for use in photovoltaic research. It is composed of twelve segments of 15 days each, beginning with January 1-15 and ending with December 1-15. The segments are all taken from the two-year period October 2019 to September 2021.

The data set and creation process are described in further detail in the following Sandia report (Please cite this report if you use the data.):

  • A. Driesse, M. Theristis and J. S. Stein "Global horizontal spectral irradiance and module spectral response measurements: an open dataset for PV research," Sandia Report No. TBD.

Data download available from DuraMAT Datahub: Link

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Pair of spectoradiometers mounted horizontally at Sandia National Laboratories.