PVWatts Calculator

Using solar resource data from the latest NREL National Solar Radiation Database, NREL's PVWatts Calculator estimates the energy production and cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic energy systems on a worldwide scale. This gives property owners and manufacturers the ability to develop estimates of the performance of potential PV installations, and allows them to make strategic and efficient decisions.

Region: Global
Sectors and Topics: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy
Scale: Project-Level
Expertise Level: Generalist, Practitioner, Specialist
Resource Type: Analysis Tools
Cost: No
Inputs Needed: Known scope of desired PV installation.
Outputs Provided: Performance metrics of desired PV installation.
Languages: English
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