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PVWatts Viewer
Entry ID: NREL_PVWatts_Viewer
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Summary
Abstract: The PVWatts Viewer is an interactive map providing access to multiple data sets which link directly to their corresponding PVWatts Calculators, allowing the user to determine energy production and cost savings of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Both calculators are accessible through the viewer by querying their corresponding data layers, which feature weather data in the form of specific locations (239 TMY2 sites in the United States and 76 international) as well as a 40km x 40km grid which covers the United States.

- Site Locations(Version 1) offer individual data for specific locations, depicted as a black cross with a yellow center.

- Grid Cells(Version 2) allow users to create estimated performance data for any location in the United States and surrounding territories by selecting any point within one of the 40km grid cells.

The PVWatts Viewer provides easy access to both datasets. This application, built on ESRI Flex Viewer, utilizes an interactive web mapping interface that allows you to query both data sets simultaneously for any specified location. The screenshot below illustrates the various data sets as they are displayed in the PVWatts Viewer. Station locations are indicated by a black cross with a yellow center and a 40km solar resource grid (yellow to red squares) is overlaid on top of a street map of the United States.

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Link: GET SERVICE > ACCESS MAP VIEWER
Description: Access the NREL_PVWatts_Viewer.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: PVWatts_Viewer help guide.
Service Citation
Originators: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Title: PVWatts Viewer
Provider: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
ISO Topic Category
UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
ECONOMY
Service Provider
Interactive Mapping Tools, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

Service Provider Personnel
Name: NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
Phone: 202-488-2200
Contact Address:
901 D. Street, S.W. Suite 930
Province or State: Washington, D.C.
Postal Code: 20024-2157
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
PAMELA GRAY-HANN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 303-275-4626
Fax: 303-275-4675
Email: Pamela.Gray.Hann at nrel.gov
Contact Address:
15013 Denver West Parkway
City: Golden
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80401
Country: USA

NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 202-488-2200
Contact Address:
901 D. Street, S.W. Suite 930
Province or State: Washington, D.C.
Postal Code: 20024-2157
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2012-07-13
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-07-13
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