India Solar Resource Data: Enhanced Data for Accelerated Deployment

Michael Elchinger

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Identifying potential locations for solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) projects requires an understanding of the underlying solar resource. Under a bilateral partnership between the United States and India - the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue - the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has updated Indian solar data and maps using data provided by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the National Institute for Solar Energy (NISE). This fact sheet overviews the updated maps and data, which help identify high-quality solar energy projects. This can help accelerate the deployment of solar energy in India.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-7A40-66070


  • concentrating solar power
  • data
  • India
  • maps
  • renewable energy
  • solar energy resource
  • solar power
  • solar PV
  • U.S.-India Energy Dialogue


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