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Title: Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC): Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRAMP)

Abstract

Located in Colorado, near Denver International Airport, SolarTAC is a private, member-based, 74-acre outdoor facility where the solar industry tests, validates, and demonstrates advanced solar technologies. SolarTAC was launched in 2008 by a public-private consortium, including Midwest Research Institute (MRI). As a supporting member of SolarTAC, the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NMREL) has established a high quality solar and meteorological measurement station at this location. This Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP) provides high quality measurements to support deployment of power projects in the United States. The no-funds-exchanged collaboration brings NREL solar resource assessment expertise together with industry needs for measurements. The end result is high quality data sets to support the financing, design, and monitoring of large scale solar powered projects for industry in addition to research-quality data for NREL model development. NREL provides consultation for instrumentation and station deployment, along with instrument calibrations, data acquisition, quality assessment, data distribution, and summary reports. Industry participants provide equipment, infrastructure, and station maintenance.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
1
DOE Contract Number:  
GO28308
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Data (NREL-DATA), Golden, CO (United States); National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Renewable Power Office. Solar Energy Technologies Office
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 96 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION
Keywords:
NREL; energy; data; RE; renewable; meteorological; colorado; solartac; calibration; Aurora; CO; solar; SOLRMAP; US; resource assessment
OSTI Identifier:
1052224
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.7799/1052224

Citation Formats

Andreas, Afshin, and Wilcox, Steve. Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC): Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRAMP). United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.7799/1052224.
Andreas, Afshin, & Wilcox, Steve. Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC): Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRAMP). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.7799/1052224
Andreas, Afshin, and Wilcox, Steve. 2016. "Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC): Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRAMP)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.7799/1052224. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1052224. Pub date:Mon Mar 14 00:00:00 EDT 2016
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title = {Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC): Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRAMP)},
author = {Andreas, Afshin and Wilcox, Steve},
abstractNote = {Located in Colorado, near Denver International Airport, SolarTAC is a private, member-based, 74-acre outdoor facility where the solar industry tests, validates, and demonstrates advanced solar technologies. SolarTAC was launched in 2008 by a public-private consortium, including Midwest Research Institute (MRI). As a supporting member of SolarTAC, the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NMREL) has established a high quality solar and meteorological measurement station at this location. This Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP) provides high quality measurements to support deployment of power projects in the United States. The no-funds-exchanged collaboration brings NREL solar resource assessment expertise together with industry needs for measurements. The end result is high quality data sets to support the financing, design, and monitoring of large scale solar powered projects for industry in addition to research-quality data for NREL model development. NREL provides consultation for instrumentation and station deployment, along with instrument calibrations, data acquisition, quality assessment, data distribution, and summary reports. Industry participants provide equipment, infrastructure, and station maintenance.},
doi = {10.7799/1052224},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
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