What are people doing with our Caribbean solar radiation data?

When asked “How are you planning to use the solar radiation data?”, here are some of the answers:

“It is going to be used as part of International Cooperation Project to build a Hospital in Haiti, to justify the need to use solar LED lights”
“In a study on solar water treatment for Haiti”
“Photovoltaic cell design”
“Help understand the magnitude and variability of solar radiation in the Caribbean”
“We’re working….on a 20K SqFt food processing facility.  Still early in the process, but we’re considering solar for some of their energy needs.”
“Research for cellular company”
“Para dimensionar instalaciones solares fotovoltaicas”
“In our studies of plant photosynthesis in the coastal forest of Guánica”
“I am in the process of sizing a small stand-alone system for the general location within Kingston, Jamaica and would like to use the daily average insolation for each month.”
“To correctly size a off-grid system for Kingston, Jamaica.”
“SWAT input data”
“For solar parks”

I am very happy to see the public is finding this data useful. My thanks again to Dr. John Mecikalsk for extending the GDM GOES-based solar radiation model to include Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Cuba.


2 thoughts on “What are people doing with our Caribbean solar radiation data?

  1. Here are some uses of the solar radiation data that have come in:

    “Potential for use in SWAT”
    “moving to dominican republic… allergic to sun…”
    “solar panels development”
    “Energy analysis of the USVI”
    “research project for the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame, identifying scale and scope of solar microgrids capabilities in the Caribbean.”
    “pv system design”
    “Analysis to estimate systems performance for DR”
    “Verify production estimate for Puerto Rico site”
    “Design of low-cost housing in Haiti integrating appropriate solar technologies”.
    “To compare ground measured solar resource to satellite and ground observation data.”
    “To conduct a pre-screening of solar sites”
    “Analysis for renewable energy planning”
    “My personal installation on my roof top”
    “solar power estimation”
    “Adding solar Electricity to my home in Negril Jamaica.”


    study opportunity for solar energy in Jamaica
    Determining growing conditions for commercial tomatoes greenhouse production. Data is required to determining technical feasability .
    I’m testing out a program that calculates vadose zone recharge.
    To support the development of a solar power project in PR
    solar system sizing
    modeling for long term average for comparing on the ground data to this data for PV systems in Haiti
    I am looking into the flooding patterns of the Savane Jong outside of Gonaives, Haiti. It seems to flood mostly due to torrential rains from seasonal hurricanes late summer, but sometimes it floods as early as March. This is as much I understand from satellite imagery.
    To figure out a solar array
    valutazioni fonti rinnovabili
    Assess solar projects in the region.
    Designing solar PV systems for Haitian Doctor’s Clinic
    Making Solar Panels
    In support of an ongoing interagency study on coral reef health
    to determine potential output for PV systems in Puerto Rico.
    Calculate energy production from 5mW solarfarm
    Internal research and development
    knowledge to solar opportunties in this part of the world
    planning a solar system for a business
    We are help partners in health build a solar system for a hospital in Haiti
    to determine the size of a thermal relief valve
    Busco datos de insolacion solar en la Republica Dominicana por parte de un desarrollador de energia renovable
    for project work i’m student
    study for solar cooking in Haiti
    Estimating for solar system production
    renewable energy design
    designing solar systems
    I am the UNICEF regional advisor for immunisation cold chains and am assessing whether a particular solar refrigerator technology for vaccine storage is suitable for installation in Haiti
    Have estimated potential ET in the past for several meteorological stations in south and interior parts of Puerto Rico. I’m also considering proposals to investigate changes in thermodynamic properties of some greenhouse gases in the tropics.
    I am the UNICEF regional advisor for immunisation cold chains and am assessing whether a particular solar refrigerator technology for vaccine storage is suitable for installation in Haiti
    solar project evaluation
    I am completing a small scale renewable energy project that I started in the Dominican Republic. I am using the data to calculate the payback time for a solar panel that I installed.
    Future meteorologist studying weather patterns.
    As climate information in ArcSWAT for Jamaica
    RFP Solar Bid for USVI
    inform a project proposal for a mini electricity grid in northern haiti
    To analyze a package of meteorological data.
    This data is required to help us determine the cost effectiveness of building 10 MW solar-battery farms in this region of the developing world.
    Estimation of solar power available in Haiti
    We are looking for new business opportunities in South America, we are specialized in on and off-grid installations, we have some clients and need the solar radiations as to be able to make exact calculations for on grid ROI or Off-grid amount of modules, batteries, etc. we usually work with PVGIS but its not available in this program.
    Class discussions
    Urban heat island modelling
    For a senior project design about solar panels array
    photovoltaic apps
    Help customers to better understand solar energy solutions.
    solar radaition study for nepal…how the solar radiation will help the to reduce 12hrs load shedding per day in nepal
    for class project
    Potential solar project in Haiti.
    To determine the feasability and power availability for solar arrays in the country of Haiti.
    Evaluation solar plant in Haiti
    For information purpose.
    Investigate solar potential in Haiti
    Evaluate the solar resource available in Puerto Rico
    to select potentialsite for PV projects.
    We are planing on solar plant developments.
    Para mi tesis de grado.
    For production modelling of PV systems.
    considering a solar project on a farm on the south coast to bolster income from livestock.

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